Donation aims to help vulnerable women in Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Donation aims to help vulnerable women in Warwickshire

Leamington Editorial 7th May, 2021   0

A HOMELESS charity in Leamington has received a financial boost towards its project to support vulnerable women.

Helping Hands was awarded £10,000 from Calor Gas to help renovate its new base for ‘Project Esther’ – a multi-purpose space for vulnerable women and families in the region.

The centre – which will offer drop-in sessions – is expected to open its doors in July.

Calor will also be helping to furnish and redecorate the space.

Calor CEO Matthew Hickin said: “We have worked with Helping Hands across multiple different projects, as we are always looking to see how we can help the most vulnerable in our communities. We are so proud of all our colleagues who have used their volunteering days that we offer to everyone at Calor to help vital projects like Helping Hands and we’re delighted that we can help them with this donation towards their renovation.

“We’ve all seen first-hand the positive impact Helping Hands’ support can have in helping the community and vulnerable people and we look forward to continuing to help their efforts in any way that we can moving forwards.”

In response to challenges raised by the pandemic, the charity recently set up a mobile catering van with support from the district council. Calor stepped in to help with the safety certification, equipment set-up and a food donation.

Charity CEO Lianne Kirkman said: “After what has been a particularly difficult 12 months for charities across the country, being able to commit to this new renovation project is fantastic news and the funding from Calor is integral in making this a reality.

“Being able to transform the space that we have for vulnerable women and families is going to massively expand the services and support which we’re able offer the local community and we look forward to this coming to life in the coming months.”

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