Centrepoint provides accommodation and support with education, careers and mental health to homeless youngsters between the ages of 16 and 25. Their objective is to end youth homelessness by 2037.
During what has been a difficult year for all during the Covid 19 pandemic, charities, including Centrepoint, have suffered due to the lack of fundraising opportunities. A £2K donation from Expect will help to ensure that the homeless youths of the Bradford district have even more support over the festive period.
Centrepoint provides housing and support for young people regionally in London, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East and through partnerships all over the UK. Young people that come to Centrepoint are able to stay with them for up to two years. 94 per cent of these young people then move into their own homes, reconnect with their families, get their first jobs or go to university. Centrepoint aim to give homeless young people a future and we want to end youth homelessness by 2037.
Neil Rushworth, Expect Distribution Managing Director said, “Christmas can be a difficult time for many people, especially to youngsters without the support of a family, something that many of us take for granted. Due to the pandemic we, like many other businesses, have struggled to hold our usual fundraising events, so we thought it only right that we show our support to the fantastic work that Centrepoint do with a Christmas donation from the business”
Hannah Winter, Corporate Partnerships Manager for Centrepoint added “Donations like this enable Centrepoint to help some of the most vulnerable people in society. With 121,000 young people facing homelessness each year. Thanks to Expect Distribution for thinking of Centrepoint this winter”
Expect Distribution are a family run business with over 30 years of experience in providing logistic and distribution solutions meeting the needs of commerce and industry all over the UK. With a Head Office based in Bradford, they have 130 vehicles and 3 sites, employing in excess of 300 people. They are a shareholding founder member of Palletline.