A drop-in centre that cares for the homeless has been given a helping hand – thanks to UAP TradeLocks.
Having recently opened 3TC – a new café and catering facility – on their premises Albert Close Trading Estate, Whitefield, UAP TradeLocks is now offering a lifeline to their community’s most vulnerable people who depend on Bury Housing Concern for survival.
The not-for-profit charity carries out important work for the area, not only by helping the homeless with food and essentials but by continuing to work with these people to rehouse, rehabilitate and provide ongoing support for them.
The company, a UK leader in door security, hardware and locksmith tools, has pledged to donate enough food to feed 120 people a week for an entire year and will provide a soup kettle, as well as giving the charity a sum of money each month to help with bus fares etc. and they are planning fundraising events to take place throughout the year.
In addition the company has promised to work with Bury Housing Concern to ensure all doors and windows in their building on Tithebarn Street are safe and secure and offer free checks and home security upgrades on properties used in the rehousing scheme.
UAP TradeLocks is also campaigning to raise awareness for the charity which they believe delivers a vital service.
Managing Director David Jennings says: “Bury Housing Concern do a fantastic job for underprivileged people with very little funding.
“Not many people in Bury know about the work that they do and the homeless drop-in relies entirely on charitable donations. I’ve witnessed myself the work they carry out, it’s not just about giving someone a meal, they provide a real lifeline and help with everything from accommodation to furnishings and court dates.
“We are happy to use the facilities that we have to help with the vital work that they do for our community. Bury housing Concern help people who are looking to get their lives back on track and without their help, rehabilitating them back into the community just wouldn’t be possible.”
Linda O’Sullivan of Bury Housing concern says: “This is really brilliant, we really appreciate the kind-hearted gesture. Not having to worry about paying for food means that we can put the little money we have to better use.
“We would also like to raise awareness for Bury Housing Concern and thanks to UAP and 3TC we hope this will be possible. There are only two of us working here and we desperately need volunteers – any help is greatly appreciated.”