Knightsbridge tackles homelessness with charity drive

Lighting products and wiring accessories company, Knightsbridge, has announced that it is donating £13,000 to Crisis, the national charity for homeless people.

Inspired by the national ‘Crisis at Christmas’ campaign, Knightsbridge pledged to donate a portion of its December sales to the charity. Customers were informed that orders placed with the company during December would qualify for a donation of varying amounts to Crisis, in an effort to end homelessness in the UK.

This donation represents the equivalent cost of:

  • 240 sessions of counselling with a mental health professional
  • 500 days of CV writing and interview skills workshops, to help a homeless person improve their employability
  • 520 hours of new home training for five homeless people, helping them develop skills to manage their tenancy and maintain their new home
  • 2,600 sessions with a Crisis advisor at Christmas to introduce guests to Crisis’ services

Knightsbridge CEO, Catherine Connolly, said, “We are all delighted with the result of this campaign. It reflects the work we have been doing in the organisation to support the homeless and those in need in our local community through our #Feed500 campaign for the Dunstable Food Bank. A massive thank you to all our customers who supported this initiative and our staff who created the campaign. We aim to continue our support throughout 2019.”

To find out more about Crisis, or make a donation, visit www.crisis.org.uk

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