Partnership and open-marketing housing provider, Lovell has raised £5,000 for the youth homelessness charity, Centrepoint, as part of its 2021 ‘Big Lovell 50 Challenge’, a series of events and initiatives to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first partnership housing scheme.
With record numbers of under 25’s facing homelessness this winter, the much-needed donation will enable Centrepoint to support some of the most vulnerable young people in the UK to access safe and long term accommodation. With the aim to end youth homelessness by 2037, Centrepoint relies entirely on donations to offer vital support for young people facing the immediate and long-term issue of homelessness.
In choosing Centrepoint as its partner charity, Steve Coleby Lovell Managing Director commented: “We’ve been building communities across the UK for five decades and through our own celebrations and reflections, we wanted to raise awareness of one of the biggest issues we face in every community — youth homelessness. Homelessness can affect anyone at any stage of their lives driven by a variety of circumstances, by supporting Centrepoint, we want to be part of their goal to eradicate youth homelessness by 2037, and by doing so, we protect the next generation.”
Hundreds of Lovell team members took part in the ‘Big Lovell 50 Challenge’ from bake sales to triathlons, sleepouts to swimathons, all with the same goal — to put youth homelessness in the spotlight and raise funds.
Jenny Sym, Centrepoint’s Corporate Parnterships Manager, commented on the Lovell donation: “The donation from Lovell has come at a crucial time, as thousands of young people are suffering from the fallout of the pandemic and the harsh winter months. This donation will make such a difference to the young people we support and help them to leave homelessness behind for good.”