20th Aug, 2019

Homelessness support charity given a helping hand after winning competition

A HOMELESS charity has been lent a hand to help others.

The Leamington-based Helping Hands Community Project has been awarded £500 from developer Taylor Wimpey after winning its community donation competition.

The charity received the most nominations after residents were invited to vote for a local good cause to receive a cash boost.

The organisation offers services including a soup kitchen, help for individuals to get back into work and into accommodation.

CEO Lianne Kirkman said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support of Taylor Wimpey and it was lovely to find out that we had received the most votes from the local community. We are always grateful for any extra funding we receive and Taylor Wimpey’s donation will go towards helping make vulnerable people around Leamington Spa’s living environments more comfortable.”

South Warwickshire Plato Trust, which provides accommodation for people with mental health issues, and environmental charity Action 21 also received runners’ up prizes of £300 and £100.

* THREE district charities have received donations of £1,000 each as part of the Movement for Good awards.

Helping Hands, Thrive Youth Ministries and Zoe’s Place have each received awards from a £1million pot handed out nationally by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical.

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