Raworths is delighted to have smashed their fundraising target for 2018, raising over £3,300 for the Harrogate Homeless Project (HHP).
The firm, which chose the organisation as their Charity of the Year in 2018, participated in numerous fundraising activities to generate the donations. These included, team participation in the York Relay Marathon and the Harrogate 10K. An Easter Egg Hunt, a styling event held with local fashion stylist Sara Shaw, owner of Violet and a sponsored walk.
Staff also volunteered their time to sell programmes and raffle tickets at Harrogate Symphony Orchestra concerts. Rounding the year off, Raworths assisted with a street collection in Victoria Shopping Centre and hosted a Christmas tombola. Christmas cards and gifts were also replaced by a donation to HHP.
Raworths recently announced that they would extend the partnership for another year, following the level of support shown by staff.
Zoe Robinson, managing partner at Raworths said: “The charity has been warmly embraced by the whole team at Raworths who have all contributed, in their own way, to raising this impressive amount, which far exceeds our original target of £1500. We’re looking forward to another year of great fundraising activities and events!”
Liz Hancock, chief executive at Harrogate Homeless Project said; “I really am thrilled that Raworths has chosen to continue to support us in 2019, it means a lot. Everyone has been so helpful in cracking on with fundraising in so many ways, and supporting the HSO concerts, it has been so appreciated.”
The Harrogate Homeless Project is committed to helping homeless people gain the support and services that are needed to begin the difficult journey back to truly independent living.
The organisation runs a homeless hostel in Harrogate which houses 16 people and also provides an emergency refuge for rough sleepers in accordance with the No Second Night Out scheme. They also run a day service called Springboard in the town centre, providing food, shower facilities, activities and one-on-one meetings with support workers that are designed to help homeless or formerly homeless people get the help and advice that they need.
Examples of what Raworths’ donations might buy include:
– Warm hat and gloves
– Warm snacks
– Fresh produce for a communal meal at the hostel
– Socks, hat, gloves and a scarf
– Warm meal
– Waterproof trousers
– Men’s hair cut
– Snacks/resources for service user involvement activities
– Rucksack and flask
– Steel toe capped work boots
– Cheap mobile phone to keep in touch with family
– Weekly milk order for the hostel
£30: Warm sleeping bag
£40: Warm waterproof coat