March 21, 2019
An incredible £19,380 has been given to charity, Light Project Peterborough, to purchase a brand-new wheelchair accessible minibus.
Generously donated by the Asda Foundation, the money will go to a worthy cause and help the homeless off the streets at night.
The charity’s ‘winter night shelter’ project will be able to help even more people sleeping rough have a comfortable night’s sleep.
Helping Homeless Community
Sue and Annie Henbsy launched Light Project Peterborough to help overcome the rise in homelessness throughout the city.
The charity works with churches in the area to help provide an overnight stay and food for the homeless.
The aim of the project is to make the transition for those coming off the streets and into sheltered accommodation a comfortable process. So far, the winter night project has helped over 60 people dramatically improve their lives.
Thanks to the Asda Foundation, the project will be able to buy a new minibus and run services to and from the churches involved in the project. The charitable foundation of giant supermarket, Asda, helps local communities through worthwhile initiatives.
They support projects that strive to make a vast difference to people’s lives in local communities.
The Asda Foundation is in full swing of celebrations as they mark their 30th anniversary. Grants worth over an incredible £300,000 will go to many projects.
Charity member, Steven Pettican, from Light Project Peterborough said: “Light Project Peterborough has been serving and supporting those on the streets since 2015.
“With a dedicated team and hundreds of volunteers, many people who’ve lost hope are able to find accommodation and look forward to a brighter future.
“There’s been amazing support from the Asda Foundation and we’ll now be able to go to another level, transporting the homeless to access night shelter provision across the city.”
Supporting Worthwhile Cause
Community colleague at Asda Peterborough, Diane Munns, added: “We see the foundation as one of the many ways to give something back to the communities that support us.
“That’s why we lend a hand to the wide range of good causes are colleagues are involved in.”
“Supporting smaller, local applications such as Light Project is really important to us. We hope it will make a real difference within the local community in Peterborough.”