Vulcan Staff & Customers Help Homeless Shelter
After many weeks of running a collection in an effort to help local charity HullHARP, today we had the pleasure of going down and seeing the shelter first hand while delivering all the donations we collected.
Commercial Operations Manager, Paul Walker & Production Planner, Cheryl Bourne dropped off the donations. Paul told us “It’s fantastic how our colleagues & customers have come together to help, It’s a great cause and after hearing of their current situation we felt the need to help”
Cheryl said “We have been more than happy to help. At this time of year we can sometimes get caught up in our own Christmas preparations & forget that there’s people out there living on the streets who unfortunately wont be having a good Christmas. We just hope that this helps to bring a little hope.”
Paul added “What we have done is only a small thing, the real praise goes to staff and colleagues over at HullHARP who work extremely hard stay open.” “It’s a credit to them to be doing it this year with no funding”
Donations included Clothing in all age ranges, Warm Coats, Bedding & Pillow Cases, Food and Toiletries for both men and women.
Hull HARP is a non profit organisation that has been running for 30 years, helping the homeless and rough sleepers of Hull and surrounding areas. Each year they provide an outreach service making contact with people on the streets offering them support and advice across tough winter months. Since Dock House reopened at the start of this month, without financial backing, the charity’s 14 beds have all been taken every night.
Louise Cramond of Hull HARP explained that they are starting to put plans in place for next year as they are in need of funding “We are in need of help, we are trying to put plans in place, this year we are running on our reserves but it’s something we wont have. The people of Hull have been fantastic with donations it’s always been a great community”
If you feel you can help please contact them through their Facebook page which can be found here or through their website. It’s not to late before it’s unfortunately due to close its doors again in February.