Lint Group Looks After the Local Homeless
In the week leading up to Christmas, Lint Group joined forces with Bridges Homeless Support and their Homeless Projects in the local areas of East London.
Recent statistics from housing charity, Shelter, reveals Newham as having the highest rate of homelessness in England. Data collected from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have estimated around 14,611 people in temporary housing or sleeping rough in Newham alone. Lint Group wanted to contribute directly to the homeless in their local boroughs of Redbridge and Newham with Managing Director, Rizz Patel explaining “After establishing Lint Group in East London for over 25 years, we feel it is important to support those in need in our local community.”
This year Lint Group chose to support Bridges offers services designed to help homeless and vulnerably housed people in Newham. They seek to meet the physical, material, emotional, and spiritual needs of the vulnerable, primarily through the provision of a free hot-breakfast service, and friendly, supportive conversation on Saturday mornings. Bridges is an independent charitable organisation that has grown out of the work of Memorial Community Church, Plaistow and is staffed by volunteers drawn from the local area
Throughout their 25 years, Lint Group have instilled and cultivated a culture of compassion within their teams. This has led to Lint Group supporting many charitable causes, most notably their sponsored climb up Mount Snowdon, which has raised £80,000 for an on-going campaign to support Abdullah Aid’s Indonesia Tsunami Emergency Appeal.
If you would like to donate, please visit http://www.bridgeshomelesssupport.org.uk/