In just eight years the number of people 'officially' recorded rough sleeping has increased more than ten fold. When one of those people walked into a local church he set in motion a series of events that would eventually see him working, housed and the inspiration for FirmFoundation ...
Bakkavor Pizza Harrow
We are excited to officially announce that we will be supporting the Firm Foundation as our 2018 SEF Charity of the Year!
This charity is close to our hearts for many reasons. As you all know we are very keen to support our local community and make the difference in our neighbourhoods.
Big SleepOut on Saturday 28th April 2018 - We need your support!
Chintan, Zoe, Jordan and Kate will be joining the FirmFoundation in their first ever Big SleepOut at historic Harrow School. For one night only the school will be turned into temporary cardboard city to give us a tiny glimpse into the hardship of being homeless. We will be bed down for the night in a cardboard shelter which we will create in the fields - Sleep will not be guaranteed!
We have set ourselves a target that you will hopefully support us with, we would like to raise £2,000. Your generous contributions will help in assisting those who are single and homeless by supporting Harrow’s only Winter Night Shelter, which each year assists individuals off the street and into secure accommodation. Firm Foundation runs Harrow’s Single Homelessness Advice Drop-in each week. Firm Foundation now work all through the year supporting and assisting rough sleepers in the Borough of Harrow. Winter Night Shelter runs each year during January, February and March. During its first five years the shelter has given bed spaces to over 120 men.
As SEF (Site Employee Forum) we recognise that as a local business there’s much we can offer Firm Foundation and homeless community in Harrow.
Our other planned initiatives Include:
Firm Foundation Training for volunteers - Completed in March
Charity donation boxes are currently located in Staff Shop and Canteen
SEF Support in Night Shelter and during Homelessness Advice Drop-in sessions
We will be organising an event with Firm Foundation to highlight Harrow’s homelessness
We would strongly recommend viewing below YouTube video – Comic Relief and The One Show with the Firm Foundation
If you would like to get involved please speak to the following Charity and Community SEF Champions: Chintan, Vanita, Zoe, Jordan and Kate