In total we visited nine charities, and the time each gave us was very much appreciated. It was not only interesting, but very emotional, seeing all the good that staff and volunteers around our town are giving to the less fortunate. Whilst we would like to support every single one of them, in reality we had to make the difficult decision in deciding just one. After much consideration we decided that our Official Charity Partner for this season would be The Purfleet Trust.
The Purfleet Trust was set up back in 1993 to provide help for single homeless people in King's Lynn and West Norfolk who were not eligible for help from the Council. Its services now include housing advice to help people find accommodation, support to help them maintain their tenancies, a rent deposit scheme and a day centre providing a daily hot meal and the opportunity to gain some essential life skills. The centre can be used as a postal address and there is free access to both computers and the telephone.
For more information about The Purfleet Trust, please visit their website www.purfleettrust.org.uk.
We congratulate them on their successful application, and we look forward tremendously to our partnership for this season.
We also thank all of the applicants for the partnership, and wish all other applicants well in their aims for the coming season.
Pictured alongside community Co-ordinator Bob Flanagan, Chairman Keith Chapman, and Operations Director Jonathan Chapman are Purfleet Trust Volunteer Fundraiser Angela Callaghan, and Chief Executive Paula Hall on their welcome to The Walks.