17 / 01 / 2023

Housing developer Lovell has presented St Martins, a Norfolk charity helping the homeless build a better life in Norwich and Norfolk, with a cheque for £1,366 following fundraising efforts last month.

In December 2022, members of the Lovell team volunteered at the St Martins Christmas street collection in Norwich to help provide facilities for homeless people in the city.

Lovell also held a raffle for the charity, as well as donating funds from dress down Friday, Christmas jumper day and a client Christmas lunch to the charity.

Simon Medler, regional managing director at Lovell said: “The team at St Martins offer vital support and we wanted to continue supporting this brilliant charity as they look to open a new hostel soon and rely solely on the generosity of the public and businesses to fund their extraordinary work.”

Jan Sheldon, the CEO of the charity visited the Lovell office at Broadland Business Park on Monday 16th January to say thank you to the team. Jan said: “We are grateful for the support of Lovell and their enthusiasm to get involved with fundraising within their organisation, as well as supporting our own fundraising activities by volunteering their time. A fantastic amount was raised, which will help towards the opening of our new hostel on Thorpe Road providing an additional 23 beds for people who have experienced homelessness.

St Martins prevention work includes supporting people in their own homes and providing them with person-centred support to help them to live independently and maintain their tenancies. Other work includes emergency assessment and accommodation. At any one time St Martins support around 300 people with a staff team of 180.  For more information on the charity, visit: https://stmartinshousing.org.uk/