FEU volunteers raise funds for youth homelessness charity
Jaguar Land Rover
A team of volunteers from the Field Evaluation Unit (FEU) based at Brown’s Lane have raised £850 for Warwickshire-based youth homelessness charity, Doorway.
The money raised by the group was a result of various
fundraising activities, which will help the charity reduce youth homelessness
in the region, with the funds going towards food and shelter.
Volunteer leader and FEU Lead Engineer Leroy Christie, said
the charity touched not only his heart but many people he knows within Jaguar
Land Rover, adding:
“Doorway is providing young people in Warwickshire with a
home from home, but to support their vital work it is important that local
charities receive funding as much as bigger charities do.”
Doorway’s Chief Executive Officer Carol Gallagher was on
hand to collect the cheque from Leroy and the team, and expressed how grateful
she and the charity are for all the hard work the volunteers have put in to
raise the money. She added:
“This generous donation will help us to buy a number of
things to support the homeless young people in Warwickshire. We heavily rely on
donations to keep our service going and we are usually at a deficit at the
beginning of the year.”
Doorway was created to address the lack of social housing in
the Warwickshire area, and has been working in the community for 21 years, with
the charity receiving more than 30 referrals a month from those in need.