Homeless groups in merger
A CHESHAM-BASED charity that annually helps more than 200 homeless young people hopes to be able to support even more after merging with another organisation.
Housing Interaction Trust has announced it has merged with Connection Floating Support.
On Sunday (November 1) the charity, based in 60 High Street, Chesham, became part of the Connection family of specialist projects in Buckinghamshire.
Housing Interaction Trust helps prevent young people becoming homeless, providing support and assistance.
It is an integral part of Chiltern District Council’s Homelessness Prevention Programme.
Young people in Chesham will continue to receive support from the experienced team at the trust from its Chesham offices.
Chairman Jacquie Hardman said: “We are confident the merger will provide exciting new opportunities for both existing and potential new services.”
Last year, Housing Interaction Trust saw a 45 per cent increase in people needing help, working with 106 new clients, compared with 73 in 2013/14.
Despite last year’s increased demand, no clients needed to make homelessness applications to Chiltern District Council, due to the charity’s successful work. NEARLY 100 golfers turned out for a charity golf day at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club.
Organised by the team behind charity William’s Fund, nearly £10,000 was raised for Childhood Cancer research in Oxford.
James Gregory and Doug Reeves won the chipping competition, Andy Hunter – who also won The Newlawn Straightest drive at hole one – won the bunker shot and Chris Hills won the putting.
A special award was presented to the Best Lady in memory of Lisa Ryan, a keen golfer who played at most of William’s Fund previous golf days, who died this year. The award was won by Michele Hunter. The worst score, shared between Ed Hewett, Tom Oakley and John Lawson, won a lesson with Martin Heys.
Team winners were Oliver Reeves, Doug Reeves, Gary Porter and Bob Porter who won a four ball at Stoke Park Golf Club.
The golfers returned to the club house for dinner, a talk from research fellow Dr Helen Townly, prizes, and an auction conducted by TV star Will Mellor.