Festive donation to help young homeless

Posted: December 19 2016

Emergency accommodation for young people in Hertfordshire has been given a festive cash boost.

Festive donation to help young homeless

From left: David Law, Chief Executive at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, Kathryn Salmon, Head of Fundraising for Herts Young Homeless, Julie Johns, Business Unit Administrator, Rasna Khanom, Team Administrator.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust has donated £267.74 to Herts Young Homeless Charity, following its annual Christmas Bring and Share event.

Held at the Trust’s headquarters Howard Court, Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City, NHS staff brought in an array of food and contributed to the sale of raffle tickets – of which has helped raise the overall amount.

Kathryn Salmon, Head of Fundraising for Herts Young Homeless, said: “This is a great end of year boost for us. The amount will help 16 and 17 year olds to stay in our ‘crash pads’ for two weeks. This is emergency accommodation in family homes, where they have hot food, a bed, washing facilities and a place to feel safe.

“We want to thank everyone at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust who bought raffle tickets and helped to raise the money.”

Julie Johns,Business Unit Administrator at the Trust and organiser of the ‘Bring and Share’ event, said: “We try and raise money for a different local charity each year. Kathryn gave a short speech to staff about the work of Herts Young Homeless.

“Staff are always very generous and it is great that we can spread some festive cheer in this way.”

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