NECS ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE SUPPORTING CENTREPOINT TO END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS.
What does a Charity Partnership mean to NECS?
At NECS, we are passionate about helping to improve the communities in which we work. As a responsible growing business, we feel it is our duty to try and support disadvantaged people in any way we can. There are so many different charities and causes, so we wanted to pick a cause close to our hearts and pledge to support one charity so that we can make a real and meaningful difference.
A Charity Partnership is about so much more than fundraising. So whilst we will endeavour to raise as much as possible for the cause, we also want to work to raise awareness, provide opportunities and inspire others to get involved to help make a difference.
This is the first time that we have launched a Charity Partnership, so we are eager to learn through the process to see how we can best help. We would love to hear any ideas you may have to make the partnership a success, so please do get in touch.
What is Centrepoint?
We know that youth homelessness is a growing issue in the UK and we are motivated to do something about it. That is why we have chosen to support the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint.
Centrepoint are the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. They know it takes more than a bed to end youth homelessness, so they work with the young people to ensure that they are healthy, have access to education, employment and training and have the independent living skills needed to escape homelessness for good. Centrepoint support over 9,200 homeless 16-25 year-olds each year in London, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East.
Why support homeless young people?
Over 150,000 young people ask for help with homelessness in the UK each year. This figure is staggering and we hate the thought of young people becoming homeless before their life has even begun. We are a young ambitious company and we really identify with Centrepoint and the way they are ambitious for the homeless young people they support.
We know that homelessness is an issue that can affect anyone, please watch the video below to find out why we are inspired to support Centrepoint.
We have been really moved by the stories that we have heard through Centrepoint. It is terrifying to think of some of the situations that are being faced by homeless young people, right here on our doorstep. You can read real stories of homeless young people in our communities here.
I intend to lead by example and have already committed to hiking 18 miles along Hadrian’s Wall in April to raise money for Centrepoint. There will be various events for you to get involved with throughout next year, so we will keep you regularly updated. But please do get your thinking caps on and think about how you would like to help and let us know. This partnership will only work with your support.