Employees at FirstPort have voted overwhelmingly to make Centrepoint the company’s official charity partner for 2019.
FirstPort has committed to matching every donation it receives for Centrepoint, pound for pound to make a real difference to the 10,000 young people across the country the charity supports every year.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Centrepoint – the charity giving homeless young people a chance to turn their lives around, build firm foundations and prepare for a future where they realise their potential. Our business is all about the homes we manage and the people who live there, so it feels right that we are focusing our efforts on a charity that supports people to turn their lives around,” said Nigel Howell, CEO, FirstPort Limited.
“FirstPort! Thank you for having faith in young people. Here at Centrepoint we help 10,000 homeless young people develop the skills and confidence necessary to become successful independent adults. We're really excited about this partnering and can't wait to get going,” said Nicholas Connolly, Head of Corporate Development, Centrepoint.
This follows a successful partnership with homelessness charity, Emmaus, where £100,000 has been raised by staff over the last two and a half years.