RHG supports Crisis for Christmas 2020
Christmas is a time of sharing, indulgence and good times with family and friends, for most of us, but sadly, not everyone is fortunate enough to have the means of celebrating as they’d like. This year the onset of the pandemic has made matters even harder for many who have lost their livelihoods, or been unable to get back on their feet in what has been a very difficult few months.
Restore Harrow Green has always been very conscious of the struggles of the homeless and less fortunate, which is why every winter we make sure to collect, donate to and promote a number of charities close to our hearts, with Crisis for Christmas being a cause for which we collect a large quantity of goods for as well as handle their logistical challenges where possible.
This year a big part of the Restore Group came together, including Restore Harrow Green, Restore Records Management, Restore Digital as well as our mother company Restore plc each of which donated £500. This gave us a total of £2000 with which to purchase necessities for the homeless that Crisis supports over the holiday period. With the donated money we purchased £500 worth of men and women’s clothing as well as £500 worth of groceries (toiletries, food, and drink) and delivered them to their London depot for distribution. We also purchased a further £500 worth of groceries which was sent to Crisis’ centre in Newcastle.
Ian Richards, Head of Crisis at Christmas, said: “I am stunned by the big-heartedness of our supporters and especially at Christmas time. I would like to thank Restore for their donation of new clothing and groceries which helps us provide homeless people with vital support at Christmas.
“Our guests and the staff and volunteers I have the pleasure of working alongside, tell me that they are grateful that our work at Christmas time is just the beginning of ending someone’s homelessness. During our time with guests we encourage them to become a member of Crisis where they can access support to end their homelessness. It’s personally rewarding that this all begins with the work my team and our supporters make happen.”