Astro donates £20,000 to local charity Streets2Homes
Astro is delighted to be supporting local charity Streets2Homes, starting with a £20,000 donation to help the charity with their life changing day centre for homeless people, or those at risk of becoming homeless.
Streets2Homes was chosen as Astro's charity of the year after Astro co-founders John Fearon and James Bassant both met with Streets2Homes CEO Kerrie Eastman and were blown away by the incredible work the charity does on a day to day basis, and how much of a difference they make to individuals within the local area.
Streets2Homes supports individuals aged 18 and over, and offers essential support in finding accommodation, getting back into employment and opportunities to gain qualifications. The charity also provides basic amenities such as hot meals, warm clothing and access to shower facilities. With a team of just three employees and around 20 volunteers, resources are spread thin on the ground and so the charity relies heavily on donations and support from the public and other local organisations.
John and James said, "At Astro Lighting, we have been very fortunate to have enjoyed success and growth since our foundation 20 years ago. As we continue to grow, it is important to us that we give back to our local community. We feel very proud that one of the first actions we have been able to take is to be partnering with local charity Streets2Homes to support the incredible work they do for homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless within the local Harlow area."
A dedicated team at Astro are now working together to organise fundraising events and opportunities to support Streets2Homes, starting with a rather daunting abseil of the Harlow water tower. You can make a donation, no matter how big or small, by visiting our Local Giving page here.