AW supports homeless charity
After opening their doors as a collection point for donations following the devastating Grenfell Tower tragedy, AW Repair Group have this week transported three vehicle loads to The Nomad Trust.
The overwhelming national support for Grenfell survivors meant that AW’s collections could be diverted to another needy charity.
‘We had a fantastic response from the communities local to our 5 sites with donations of curtains & bedding,’ said Jade Johnson, AW Repair group business development & marketing.
‘But as Grenfell was overcome with donations, we waited for further instructions from charities on the ground trying to deal with the massive influx and then had to decide what to do when donations were being turned away.’
AW Repair Group had limited donations to soft furnishings so that in the event of not being required for Grenfell, could be sold by weight to material recyclers.
‘But we since approached several other charities and The Nomad Trust, which provides welfare services for the homeless, which will now receive the items in time to help those in need this Christmas time.’
The Nomad Trust is a Christian based registered charity initially Launched in 1984 as a day centre offering food and basic shelter. With the help of national lottery funding, it now offers 21 beds a night and has supported more than 5000 people with necessities and companionship.