The Leamington Night Shelter enjoyed an early Christmas gift boost after receiving a £1,000 donation from a firm of Leamington solicitors.
The volunteer-run organisation, based at the town’s Radford Road Methodist/United Reformed Church, received the donation from the Wright Hassall Charitable Trust.
The cash will go towards helping fund the regular food, shelter and support provided by the Leamington Night Shelter’s 30-strong volunteer team. The Wright Hassall Charitable Trust takes nominations from staff members for donations.
Every Wednesday and Sunday a hot meal, hot drinks and sleeping bags are organised and other items such as food parcels, socks and toiletries are given away to those using the shelter. A breakfast is also arranged in the morning together with sandwiches for clients to take away.
Margaret Moore, of the Leamington Night Shelter, said: “The trustees of the Leamington Night Shelter are very thankful to Wright Hassall for their generosity, and it gives us all, much heart to carry on caring for those in need – particular at this time of year.”
Nick Abell, senior partner at Wright Hassall, said: “We are delighted to support the Leamington Night Shelter with this donation from the Wright Hassall Charitable Trust.
“The Leamington Night Shelter is a dedicated, volunteer-run project carrying out wonderful work in the local community and is a great example of the type of charitable local cause the trust was set up to support.
“We are very pleased to help support the vital work they carry out in helping some of the most vulnerable and needy members of the local community.”
The Leamington Night Shelter is a Christian initiative that provides food and shelter to around an average of eight clients a night, with a further 24 coming along specifically for food and/or company.
Cash donations are gratefully received but non-perishable items including sugar, coffee, tins of corned beef, hotdogs and soup, along with deodorants and gloves are also welcomed by the project.