Helping others to keep warm this winter
Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Communities and also in Housing
Helping others to keep warm
With temperatures continuing to plunge, keeping warm is becoming increasingly difficult for everyone, particularly the homeless, which is why employees from Sanctuary Maintenance, decided to hold a clothes drive for the Maggs Clothing Project.
Esther Povey, a Gas Compliance officer within Sanctuary Maintenance was so compelled to make a difference after seeing a number of homeless people on the streets of Worcester, she decided to take action into her own hands and organise a warm clothes collection.
Esther said, “As I was rushing about at the weekend, I walked past what looked like a bundle of discarded duvets and it wasn’t until later that I realised someone was probably under there.
“It played on my mind all evening and I felt like I had to do something, which is why I put together the clothes collection. Many colleagues were just as keen to help and considering the short notice period we managed to pull together a sizeable donation.”
The donation is a drop in the ocean of what is really needed, however since the first drive was so successful, Sanctuary Maintenance, a commercial arm of Sanctuary Group, is planning on creating a yearly donations plan to help work with local Worcester based charities.