Story Contracting has donated a total of £9,000 to nine charities across the UK.
The charities, which sit across the businesses’ regional operating areas, received a donation as part of Story’s commitment to support local people and communities.
The charities who received a donation are:
- Carlisle Youth Zone – a safe and fun environment where the potential of young people is developed and fulfilled.
- Inspira – a leading employability skills expert, providing professional careers advice and guidance for people in Cumbria and Lancashire.
Chorley and Manchester:
- 42nd Street – supporting young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health.
- Emmeline’s Pantry – a service aimed at helping women and families in Manchester that may be struggling to feed or clothe everyone during the cost-of-living crisis.
- Focus4Hope – seeks to provide support for people experiencing homelessness, elderly, isolated, and vulnerable in West Yorkshire.
- Howarth Foundation – secure meaningful employment for individuals who have experienced homelessness.
- Groundworks North East – supports community projects across the region, changing places and lives.
- New Leaf Initiative – engages and supports those in the criminal justice system and wider communities, to stabilise, upskill and gain employment.
- Simon Community Scotland – provides information, advice, care, support, accommodation and homes to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.
For a number of the charities, Story purchase much needed items including toiletries for Inspira’s ‘interview ready kits’, food parcels for Emmeline’s Pantry, gardening equipment for Simon Community and essential IT equipment for training ex-offenders / care leavers at New Leaf.
Susan Watkins, Area Manager for Inspira said: “The generosity shown by Story Contracting means we are able to offer our customers some practical help and a little pick me up when they have a job interview arranged. We all know how daunting it can be going for an interview.
“These interview ready bags give us a chance to say well done for getting this far. The customer then has everything they need to present themselves to employers in the best light and put a tick in their self-confidence box.”
Leonie Brown from 42nd Street said: “Thanks so much for your generous donation. Young people and the charity are experiencing increased pressures and so support from people like you makes such a huge difference.”
Emma Rogerson from Carlisle Youth Zone said: “Thank you so very much, please know that your support makes a considerable difference to the support we can offer to young people and isn’t taken for granted.”
Emmeline’s Pantry said: “Thank you so much for the amazing stock delivery. Your help is gratefully accepted, we have got so busy recently and I’m sure numbers will keep rising. This will help so much to stock us up with what we need.”