We’re launching an urgent ‘Forever Home’ appeal – please help!
The Pitstop team is launching an urgent ‘Forever Home’ appeal to acquire, refit and furnish a building in Leatherhead as a permanent base for our homeless, vulnerable and socially isolated clients – and we need your help!
“The repercussions from the floods that destroyed our old premises last Christmas were devastating” says Richard Langtry, Chairman of Trustees “The great news is that – after operating in local Church halls for the last ten months – we are now ready to secure and refit our own building! It’s a huge challenge, but if we succeed we’ll be able to offer a safe, warm and practical ‘forever’ home for Pitstop – kitted out to provide a fully-staffed day centre facility. And as soon as possible as the winter gets a grip’
Our charity wants to offer an extended range of practical and counselling services, a daily hot lunch, showers, refreshments, IT services, space for clients to relax and socialise, a food bank, a second-hand clothes wardrobe and a furniture recycling project. The fundraising campaign will focus on raising a much-needed £70,000 to allow work to begin. We’re asking local businesses, Foundations, Charitable Trusts, organisations and individual friends of the charity to help.
“We know it’s a financially difficult time for many, but we’re urging everyone to think about those in our community who are homeless, who have no friends or family, who are suffering from mental health or addiction problems or who are poverty-stricken” adds Richard “The Pitstop is a life-line for them and we are desperate to make this permanent Pitstop home a reality while the opportunity is there. If we can raise the funds to adapt a building to make it ours long term we will be able to ensure our clients feel supported, make friends, get good advice, re-charge their batteries, learn new skills and feel more confident and better equipped to improve their lives for many years to come. Both practically and emotionally’
We need to raise £70,000 and relies entirely on donations from its local community and supporters. If you are an individual, company, organisation or charitable trust that is willing to help please donate/register your interest via this website or call Wallace Whybrow, The Pitstop Centre Manager on phone: 01372 363003 email: firstname.lastname@example.org