In December 2017, Wellingborough Homes will be turning 10 years old. As tin is the symbol of the 10th anniversary, they have set themselves a very ambitious ‘tin target’; they aim to raise 10,000 tins of food for The Daylight Centre, a local charity and food bank.
The centre, which has been running for nearly 23 years, assists homeless people with hot food, washing facilities and the food bank, as well as helping those with complex mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse and learning difficulties.
So far in 2017, The Daylight Centre has had just under 600 visits on average per month and has supplied approximately 750 food parcels.
Wellingborough Homes will be placing a donation trolley at their Thompson Court customer centre (next to Morrisons in Wellingborough) for customers and the Wellingborough community to help donate towards a good cause, as well as encouraging staff to donate at their main office. They are aiming to reach their ‘10,000 tin target’ between 1st June and 30th November and will have monthly updates on the progress. Throughout the duration of the tin appeal, the local housing association are expecting to have more donation trollies in various places in Wellingborough.
Paul Adams, Manager of The Daylight Centre, commented: “We are delighted to have been selected by Wellingborough Homes to be the recipient of this initiative celebrating their 10th anniversary. This year, we have seen a significant increase in demand upon our services and this enterprise will help us to continue to provide essential support to people in need in our local community.”
Last September, Wellingborough Homes worked with the Daylight Centre, among other Wellingborough organisations, where their staff took part in 11 community projects including DIY, gardening and social events.