Baxter Hoare have made a donation of £1,000 to The Robes Project. Read on to find out how we did it.

Further to our recent update about The Robes Project, Baxter Hoare is delighted to announce a donation of £1000.00 has been made to the charity. The donation has been collected throughout the year via a myriad of methods. For example, allowing staff to ‘dress down’ on Fridays, in return for a weekly £2 donation.

Josephine Gibson from The Robes Project was presented with the cheque for the full amount earlier this week.

We would like to thank the Baxter Hoare family for the continued support for this wonderful charity.

 

About The Robes Project

The Robes Project was set up in January 2007. It was created to support homeless people by giving them a safe, warm place to sleep. The charity also provide a hot meal and support as they start to rebuild their lives. Local churches offer a temporary night shelter during the winter months from November to April. Each church has a capacity to look after between 15 and 20 guests each night. Approximately 50 people are given support annually.

When a guest joins The Robes Project, they offer them a stay of up to one month when their situation is reviewed. The stability and rest afforded by staying at the night shelter provides a platform for guests to address other issues such as their housing, health, relationships, finances or legal matters.

The charity has over 400 committed volunteers who run the night shelter in teams. Over 22 church venues have donated their spaces to host the project on a rota basis. Without the dedication of the volunteers, churches and public donations, the whole project would not be able to operate.