The West Yorkshire law firm has been raising funds for the West Yorkshire charity for the homeless since 2017. Over the past 12 months, the staff have raised £8,700.
Schofield Sweeney’s workforce of 170 participated in lockdown-friendly activities, such as sleep-ins, bake sales, bike rides, payroll giving and networking events, as well as sponsoring the charity’s annual gold day.
It costs the Simon on the Streets £13.08 to fund an outreach worker’s support for an hour, so Schofield Sweeney’s donations will pay for 16 weeks’ worth of support to those on our streets.
Schofield Sweeney’s Marketing Manager Ann-Marie Keighley:
“We’re really proud to have been able to provide this much support to Simon on the Streets during a turbulent year. Despite the difficulties everyone has faced, and the fact homelessness hasn’t been as visible to much of our workforce who have been homeworking, Simon on the Streets has remained a cause close to our hearts and the people they support have not gone forgotten.”
Simon on the Streets’ CEO, Natalie Moran:
“We’re so grateful to Schofield Sweeney for once again supporting us so generously. The amount raised has funded our hardworking outreach team for an incredible four months, which has allowed us to reach vulnerable people and support them to access the support they need.”
Simon on the Streets is encouraging local businesses to continue to support them throughout 2022 and is offering the chance to pay for as little as an hour of an outreach worker’s time at just £13.08.
“We know people want to see exactly how their funds are spent. Whatever people can raise helps. For example, just £15 could give someone a phone with credit to help us stay in contact with them and remind them of their appointments.”
To find out more about ways to support Simon on the Streets visit https://simononthestreets.co.uk/ways-to-give.