Hedge End’s Sainsbury’s Help the Homeless in Southampton
By Caroline_W | Tuesday, October 05, 2010, 07:47
Staff at Sainsbury’s in Hedge End have been raising funds to help the homeless in Southampton.
Hedge End's Sainsbury's supporting homeless people in Southampton
‘Help Others Day’ at the store was organised to launch the start of the Hedge End’s Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year partnership with Two Saints, an organisation which provides hostel accommodation and day centre facilities for the homeless in Southampton and also offers access to training and learning to enable clients to return to independent living.
As the result of the fund-raising initiative donations have come in from Sainsbury’s staff which will be used by Two Saints’ clients at the Southampton hostel and day centre and distributed to known rough sleepers in the city.
“We are hugely grateful to all of the wonderful staff at Sainsbury’s Hedge End for this extremely generous donation,” says Two Saints’ Chief Executive Louise Barnden. “Our clients are some of the most marginalised people in our communities, acts of kindness such as this mean so much to people who often feel left out and forgotten by society”
“The colleagues at our Hedge End store are dedicated to serving their community well,” comments Sainsbury’s spokesperson Kathy Lewis. “Our Charity of the Year programme is a great example of how they always try to go that extra mile”
Two Saints Limited works in Hampshire, West Berkshire and Oxfordshire and supports up to 200 clients in Southampton and the surrounding area.
The organisation, a registered exempt charity, was set up in 2001 to offer accommodation, support and learning services for single people who find themselves homeless, with the aim of helping them to rebuild their lives, find a home and employment. Services are available to clients for as long is required.