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Higgins and its partners support Carepack UK to provide survival packs for the homeless this Christmas

Posted: 18/12/2019

As the festive season approaches Higgins has joined forces with The Care Pack UK to launch ‘Higgins Care Packs’ and raise vital funds to support London’s homeless.

The Care Pack UK aims to provide those that are homeless and sleeping rough with the essential ‘survival pack’, so that they are able to get through the harsh winter monthswith a greater degree of comfort.It hopes to make an immediate difference to those experiencing homelessness in London.

Steve Leakey, Managing Director of Higgins comments, “We are delighted to be working with our partners and subcontractors to raise funds for this extremely important organisation. The homeless are some of the most vulnerable and socially excluded people in society and in the last seven years, the number of people sleeping rough on London’s streets has doubled.

“We would like to thank Metek Plc, PinnacleESP, Walkers Associates, PRP Architects, Calfordseaden LLP, Hawkins Brown, Tully De’Ath, Iesis Structures, Justin Fletcher, Frank Reynolds Architects, BPTW, Waterstone Design Building Services Consultants Ltd, Prime Glaze Ltd, Peter Gibson from Hunters, Collado Collins Architects; Baily Garner and  Richard King of CTP for their support. We have  already exceeded our initial target of £3,000 and raised £4,845 and hope to increase this figure further.”

Dr Hootan Ahmadi from The Care Pack UK comments, “Thank you to Higgins and its partners for all the support. Having companies like Higgins is so vitally important for a charity like ours as it allows us to grow and help a greater number of people.”

The Care Pack team is targeting Newham, Westminster and Islington as key locations for providing support this year and are working with local outreach teams to distribute the packs to the many rough sleepers in those areas.

The Care Pack comes in the form of a backpack which contains many items that homeless people don’t have access to and the packs themselves allow the recipients to keep the contents together and safe. Each Care Pack costs approximately £40 to £50.

To donate please visit our dedicated fundraising page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/HigginsCarePacks2019


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