Splash­ing out to help home­less

Stockport Express - - Business -

CHEA­DLE busi­ness Real Stone and Tile has joined forces with char­ity The Well­spring Stock­port, which sup­ports home­less peo­ple in the area.

This year Leigh Price, co-di­rec­tor of Real Stone and Tile, launched ini­tia­tive Real Stone and Tile in the Com­mu­nity, supporting lo­cal groups and char­i­ties by do­nat­ing ma­te­ri­als.

Af­ter hear­ing of the ini­tia­tive, mem­bers of The Well­spring team con­tacted Leigh to dis­cuss re­fur­bish­ing the fa­cil­ity’s bath­rooms, which are reg­u­larly used by those in need but had fallen into dis­re­pair.

Jonathan Billings, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of The Well­spring Stock­port, said: “Hun­dreds of vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple use the cen­tre each week, so you can un­der­stand how im­por­tant the shower and bath­room fa­cil­i­ties are.

“These ser­vices are also largely un­avail­able in Stock­port, mak­ing them an es­sen­tial part of our project.

“The char­ity sur­vives on do­na­tions from the kind peo­ple of Stock­port and each day we are over­whelmed by the sup­port we con­tinue to re­ceive.

“We would like to thank the team at Real Stone and Tile for their gen­er­ous do­na­tion, our fa­cil­i­ties have been trans­formed into a clean, safe and stylish wet room and bath­rooms, much to the de­light of our users.”

The cen­tre pro­vides food, cloth­ing and sup­port to adults. Dur­ing Novem­ber, the char­ity is hold­ing a Ruck­sack Project, call­ing on peo­ple to do­nate ruck­sacks, sleep­ing bags, hats, scarves and gloves for dis­tri­bu­tion to peo­ple sleep­ing rough dur­ing win­ter.

Leigh said “As a lo­cal com­pany, we pride our­selves on help­ing our com­mu­nity and rais­ing aware­ness of worth­while causes.

“As soon as we heard about the amaz­ing work that The Well­spring has been do­ing, we couldn’t wait to get in­volved and lend a help­ing hand.”

●●Jonathan Billings and Leigh Price

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