Gaskells are proud to announce one of their chosen charities for 2017 is The Whitechapel Centre, which helps homeless people in and around Liverpool. The issue of homelessness is something very close to the hearts of everyone at Gaskells, particularly the drivers, who see people sleeping on the streets every single day.
To kick off Gaskells support for the Whitechapel Centre, Team Gaskells took part in this year’s Liverpool Sleepout, organised by the Whitechapel Centre, joining 300 other people, sleeping under the stars in the grounds of St James Church in Toxteth, on Friday the 13th of October.
At least £30,000 pounds was raised that night, and Gaskells are proud to have played a small part, even though our team didn’t get much sleep! It was a small price to pay to get some kind of idea of what people on the streets are going through, and was also a fantastic night, with some truly wonderful people taking part, all with the same goal in mind.
Some of our pictures are here…
Commercial Director at Gaskells, Denise Banks said “Gaskells are committed to supporting worthwhile charities, and have chosen to provide financial support to The Whitechapel Centre, whose hard work and dedication to helping homeless people is incredible. Having been to The Whitechapel Centre to see first-hand the work they do, we felt compelled to step in, as it’s important Gaskells does something to help our community and The Whitechapel Centre provides an invaluable service.”
The Big Sleepout is just the start of Gaskells partnership with the Whitechapel Centre. Over the next 12 months, the waste management company, which has it’s head office in Bootle, will be working on a number of campaigns with The Whitechapel Centre, and doing fundraising events, along with providing other support.
Keep your eyes on this page to find out what else we’re doing with The Whitechapel Centre over the next year, and how you can help.