Homeless people in Lincoln were grateful to receive donations from a local company that will now continue to help them over the next three years.
Employees from HomeLet donated a range of food and household items to the Nomad Trust in Lincoln. They were collected over a week at the company’s office off Tritton Road, and included bedding, bottled water, instant drinks, pasta sauces and canned food.
The donations were handed over to the Nomad Trust earlier this week and will now be used to give homeless people in Lincoln a reprieve from living on the streets, by offering them a comfier place to sleep and something to eat and drink.
This collection will be the first of many fundraising events to be carried out for The Nomad Trust after HomeLet announced the organisation will be its chosen charity for the next three years.
The Nomad Trust has been helping the homeless, needy and vulnerable people in Lincoln and surrounding area for 26 years. It not only operates an emergency night shelter and charity shop, but also offers life skills and resettlement advice to help people stay off the streets and hopefully change their lives for the better.
John Boyle, Managing Director of HomeLet, said: “A clean, comfy bed and hot dinner is normal to HomeLet employees – however, for some they are a rare luxury. This collection is just the beginning of our efforts to help Lincoln’s homeless people, and I am looking forward to donating as much as we can over the next few years.”
Brenda Sheils, Service Manager at the Nomad Trust, said: “Everyday items make such a difference to homeless people, and so I would like to thank everyone at HomeLet who contributed to the collection. We are delighted HomeLet has made The Nomad Trust its chosen charity, and I’m sure I can vouch for those who will benefit, we are looking forward to receiving even more as we continue to be supported by the company.”
To find out more about The Nomad Trust, or to make a donation, please visit nomadtrust.org.uk