Bus firm’s boost for charity
A SUPPORT service for vulnerable young people has been given a £700 cash boost.
Stonham, which provides care to 16-25 year olds, has received the donation from travel company First which has provided the money through its charities and sponsorship committee.
The Calderdale charity aims to reduce the impact of homelessness and social exclusion by promoting independence.
Stonham project worker Claire O’Neill said: “We rely on donations to provide paid activities for our clients, so having this donation from First will allow us to offer social activities to our clients who otherwise may not meet up and socialise, which will absolutely enhance their health and wellbeing.”
Mick O’Neill, a bus driver for First in Halifax and a member of the regional charity committee, said: “First’s donation will help improve the physical and mental health of some of these young people and we are proud to help such an organization.
“We see it as our responsibility to offer support to local charities and our new regional charities and sponsorship committee is available to those good causes needing a financial helping hand,” he added.
Just the ticket: Mick O’Neill, a bus driver for First in Halifax, with Lee Fountain (right) of Stonham