Charity: Together We’re Warming Up The Homeless
The Park Lane Group Community Commitment programme sees us donate to a diverse range of charities and local causes.
Over the past 34 years we have been humbled and inspired by the people we have met and supported.
As a housebuilder however, we also wanted to focus some of our time and resources to the issue of homelessness. So, we set about incorporating this into our programme over a year ago.
As a result, we are very proud to count Moya, a former carer, among our team. She is employed full-time by The Park Lane Group and provides 100% of this time to local charity ‘Warming Up The Homeless’.
Warming Up the Homeless works throughout Eastbourne, Bexhill, St. Leonards and Hastings. They help people without a home one meal, hot drink or change of clothes at a time.
Moya’s involvement ranges from working in their shop and distribution centre to working with their outreach teams. She joins the teams as they go out in the evenings to provide hot food and drinks, clothing, supplies and all-important contact for people who don’t have a home.
The charity’s mission is the relief of poverty among the street homeless/rough sleepers and homeless. They are aiming to do this through the provision of items to support basic needs, such as sleeping bags, ground sheets, survival sheets, blankets, clothing, food and toiletries.
They also aim to improve individuals’ welfare through emotional support, even if it’s just a smile or by signposting them to other services. And they endeavour to prevent harm to health by referring people to emergency and similar services as appropriate throughout the area. You can find out more on the website at https://wuth.org and on Facebook.
According to Moya, “I love my involvement and work with the charity. They are a brilliant team of people who are working hard to improve people’s lives.
“Homelessness is an issue that is sadly on the rise in our area, yet so many people turn a blind eye. I get to meet some great people who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in very difficult situations that they’re sometimes just unable to get out of on their own. As a society I think we should all do more to help one another. It doesn’t take much, but donating items, money or a little bit of your time can make a big difference.”
Sue McGreevy, MD of The Park Lane Group, added “Moya’s energy, her values and her caring nature make her absolutely ideal for this role. We’re very privileged to be in a position to support her to work in this way to help address such an important issue.”