Each Christmas instead of sending Christmas cards we make a donation to a charity chosen by the teams in our Maidstone and Gravesend offices. For 2020 we decided to give both donations to support the work of Porchlight here in Kent. Porchlight is Kent’s largest charity for homeless and vulnerable people and they have sent us the following message which we would like to share.
“Your wonderful gift will help us continue to support the people who need us most. Your donation could cover the cost of an urgent call to our helpline from someone who is being evicted. Or it could fund our street team who are out in all weathers, helping people who are rough sleeping into safe, warm homes.
Sadly, demand for Porchlight’s help is increasing due to the economic and emotional effects of coronavirus. Job losses are leaving people unable to pay rent and facing eviction. Employment uncertainty and worries about housing, heating and food are also having devastating effects on people’s mental health. Nobody should have to face these issues alone. By choosing to support Porchlight, you can ensure they have don’t have to.”
You can also support the work of Porchlight www.porchlight.org.uk