A Leicestershire homeless charity has received an Easter-themed donation from a major UK retailer headquartered in the county.
UK Flooring Direct has donated 50 chocolate easter eggs to Hinckley Homeless Group, an organisation which provides accommodation for homeless young people between the ages of 16 and 25.
The mixture of eggs and other chocolate Easter treats have been handed over to the 15 young residents at Lawrence House, the accommodation run by the charity,
Louise Adams, project manager at Hinckley Homeless, said: “The decision taken by UK Flooring Direct to give our residents an Easter boost by donating some delicious chocolatey snacks is a kind-hearted one and we’re grateful to them for their support.
“Easter can be one of the loneliest times of year for our residents, especially at their relatively tender age. We try to bridge that gap as best we can, and gifts like Easter eggs can assist us as we seek to remind the special individuals in our care that they are very important people and haven’t been forgotten by society.
“We’ve enjoyed working with Ashleigh, Kay and the rest of the UK Flooring Direct team on this and look forward to working with them on other projects in the local community.”
Hinckley Homeless Group takes in adolescents from across the Hinckley and Bosworth area, with individuals in need from Nuneaton, Blaby and areas of north west Leicestershire also welcomed.
The donation to Hinckley Homeless forms part of UK Flooring Direct’s new Employee Supported Volunteering (ESV) initiative – which sees UK Flooring Direct staff given a fully-paid day to offer their services to a charity or good cause.
Faye Summers, UK Flooring Direct’s HR Director, said: “The new ESV programme we’ve put into practice enables us to widen our staff volunteering efforts and broaden our social impact in the region.
“Providing an avenue of help and care not only to our employees, but to our charity partners, is of vital importance to us - and we hope that Lawrence House residents enjoy the chocolate as much as we did pulling it all together.”
To find out more about Hinckley Homeless Group, including how to donate and the application process for their services, visit www.hinckleyhomeless.com.