Stephensons, the national law firm, has donated £3,000 to Help 4 Homeless Veterans, a charity which helps ex-servicemen and women to get off the streets and into suitable accommodation.
Housing Law solicitor, Amy Tagoe, met with representatives from Help 4 Homeless Veterans, including its patron, Great Britain and Wigan Rugby League legend, Andy Gregory, to learn more about the charity’s work and present the donation.
Help 4 Homeless Veterans (H4HV) works alongside partner organisations, including employers, training and housing providers to provide shelter and opportunities for vulnerable ex-servicemen and women and those who are sleeping rough on the streets.
Gregory, who represented the Wigan club between 1986 and 1992 and also coached the British Army Rugby League side is actively involved with a number of charities relating to the armed forces.
Andy said: “Help 4 Homeless Veterans is a cause very close to my heart, having been involved in charitable causes for ex-servicemen and women for a number of years.
“With no major source of funding, organisations like H4HV rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses – like Stephensons - to provide vital support to those who have served their country only to find themselves without the basic dignity of a roof over their head and food on the table.”
Amy Tagoe from Stephensons who presented the donation said: “We are delighted to be able to make this donation to Help 4 Homeless Veterans as part of our commitment to supporting the local communities.
“It is unacceptable that some of our ex-servicemen and women are reduced to sleeping rough or living in poor and inadequate accommodation.
“The staff and volunteers from H4HV undertake such incredible work in supporting these vulnerable people and Stephensons is proud to be able to support them.”
For more information about Help 4 Homeless Veterans, visit: www.help4homelessveterans.org.uk or call 07497 493479
Image: Thomas Wood from H4HV, Amy Tagoe from Stephensons, Steve Bentham-Bates from H4HV and Wigan legend Andy Gregory