Knightsbridge has kickstarted the new decade with a £7,714 donation to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, making a contribution from the sales of LED outdoor lighting products in December.
Shelter’s vision is to give people the help they need and to campaign relentlessly to achieve a safe, secure and affordable home for everyone.
Knightsbridge CEO Catherine Connolly has expressed the company’s ambitions to continue to support homeless charities in 2020. She comments, “In addition to delivering exceptional lighting and wiring accessory products to our electrical community, we also choose a charity to work with each year. In 2020, our focus remains on homeless charities and our goal this year is to raise an additional £4,677 for Shelter. This represents £1 for each person registered as street homeless on a single night in November 2018.
“Shelter’s vision is to give people the help they need and to campaign relentlessly to achieve a safe, secure, and affordable home for everyone. The homeless situation in England is getting worse and has risen steadily since 2010 – there are now 280,000 people recorded as homeless in England, of which more than 125,000 are children. In 2019 alone, over 40,000 households received advice from Shelter’s helpline and 4.3 million people visited Shelter’s online advice pages.”
The amount of money raised by Knightsbridge could help pay for legal advice for almost 100 families; advice that could help them keep their homes.
To support this campaign, Connolly will be running the 2020 London Marathon to raise money for Shelter. If you’d like to support her and make a donation, please visit her sponsorship page: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CatherineConnolly4.
Other recent charity work from Knightsbridge includes regular donations to The Trussell Trust, Dunstable Food Bank – the company has so far sent enough food to feed over 1,000 people living in poverty. Knightsbridge was also proud to partner with local charity KidsOut over the Christmas period, sending out 80 Christmas presents to children living in refuges.