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10km run helps HomeLet raise over £10k for charity

Posted on 2012-04-17

HomeLet's efforts to raise money for a Lincoln-based charity was a runaway success, after a number of events, including the Lincoln 10km run generated more than £10,000 for homeless people in the city.

On Tuesday (April 17), HomeLet handed over £10,614 to The Nomad Trust. Service Manager at The Nomad Trust, Brenda Shiels, was presented with the cheque at the company’s offices by members of the charity committee, who have been involved in raising cash over the past 12 months.

The money was generated at various fundraising events and activities organised by HomeLet employees. These include office events, such as bake sales and quizzes that raised £300, and a row-a-thon that saw 10 HomeLet employees compete against other companies to row the distance between Dover and Calais. This earned The Nomad Trust an impressive £500.

The most recent event HomeLet took part in was the Lincoln 10km run, where another team of 10 members of staff ran for The Nomad Trust and gathered donations adding up to £560.

Cash from HomeLet – one of the market leading suppliers of tenant referencing and specialist insurance to the lettings industry - will now be used to improve the lives of homeless people in Lincoln who are working to regain their self-respect and independence.

Ian Fraser, HomeLet’s Managing Director, said: “Employees at HomeLet have really enjoyed raising money for The Nomad Trust, and it’s a massive achievement to donate so much after just 12 months. After buying a minibus for the charity in October, it’s now great to be able to help the charity in other areas.

“We’re set to support The Nomad Trust for the next two years, and have already planned a number of fun and exciting events to not only generate more cash, but also raise the awareness of homelessness and support local people in need.”

Brenda Shiels, said: “To have so much money donated at once is such a fantastic help and will go a long way in helping to develop our facilities on Monks Road, and carry out much-needed improvements to our medium to long-term accommodation on the outskirts of Lincoln. On behalf of all the staff, volunteers and service users from The Nomad Trust, I would like to thank everyone at HomeLet for their amazing efforts.”

 

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