Staff cook up a storm to address homelessness

Staff cook up a storm to address homelessness

Staff at one of the UK’s leading strategic land developers in Warwick have cooked up a storm to help raise hundreds of pounds to address homelessness.

Development Manager Josh Hughes and Finance Manager Shak Neeli at L&Q Estates have been cooking breakfasts for colleagues every Friday over the last few weeks at the company’s offices on Tachbrook Park Drive.

As well as donating money for the tasty breakfasts, kind-hearted staff also raised funds for the charity by holding an office collection in lieu of the usual Secret Santa activities and taking part in the Big Sleepout 2023 in the grounds of All Saints Church in Leamington.

Overall, their efforts have helped to raise £12,500 and the donations have been used to buy a wide range of items, from fridges and cookers to crockery and cutlery, which will help transform homes and flats for people who were previously homeless or living in temporary accommodation.

Adrian Clack, Managing Director of L&Q Estates, said it has been great to make a difference to a local charity.

He said: “Josh and Shak have been cooking a wide range of breakfasts which have been really popular with our staff and it has been a great way to raise money for charity as well as start the day.

“It has been fantastic to be part of an amazing community project which is making a real difference to those who have been living on the streets of Warwickshire or in temporary housing to help get their lives back on track.

“We have handed over a wide range of essential items that were requested from the charity which people often need when they move into a property such as towels, duvets and bed linen.

“We were delighted to reach our fundraising target thanks to the generosity of our colleagues, families, friends and work associates.”

Lianne Kirkman from the charity added: “We have been overwhelmed by the support of L&Q Estates since we first met with them last year. It’s brilliant when businesses engage with us and get to know us and how they can get involved.

“L&Q Estates has gone above and beyond to support the charity in a number of ways and this latest donation will really help our projects and the local community, our heartfelt thanks to all involved.”

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