SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK has donated £400 to Wycombe Homeless Connection as part of its ‘Giving Something Back at Christmas’ fund.
SUEZ staff across the country were invited to nominate charities supporting those in need in their local communities and working to improve the environment.
Wycombe Homeless Connection was nominated to receive a donation to support the services they provide to help reduce harm for people who are homeless in the local area. Every year Wycombe Homeless Connection helps over 600 people who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness.
In 2020 Wycombe Homeless Connection worked closely with the local council and other local agencies to ensure that no one was left to sleep rough and to minimise the number of people losing their homes. The charity assisted 42 homeless people into longer term suitable accommodation and prevented 22 households from losing their homes.
As the economic impact of the pandemic begin to be felt, they anticipate that demand for their services will be higher than ever.
James Boultbee, CEO of Wycombe Homeless Connection, said: ‘Wycombe Homeless Connection exists to make homelessness rare and brief and to minimise the harm that it causes to people along the way. Almost all our funding is in the form of voluntary donations like SUEZ’s, without it we could not do what we do. Thank you very much from all of us for this!‘
Michael Pusey, Regional Director for SUEZ, said: ‘The pandemic has certainly highlighted the homeless crisis within our local communities and so it’s great that this fund has enabled us to support this fantastic organisation, who work hard to provide those individuals and families with emergency accommodation and practical support.‘
The newly introduced annual Christmas fund to support local good causes makes up part of SUEZ’s wider corporate giving. This includes its partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support which recently saw SUEZ pass a significant milestone, with donations to Macmillan over the last 5 years reaching £300,000.
*Source of article : Press release from SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd.