We’re proud to be supporting The Little Things UK as our Charity of the Year. They’re on an important mission to provide essential aid to vulnerable men and women who are currently homeless across London.
Founded in 2018, The Little Things is a registered charity that offers a safe, welcoming, and compassionate environment to help individuals feel less isolated in the big city. In addition to offering invaluable legal, financial, and housing advice, every Wednesday a team of 30 volunteers provide nutritional hot meals, drinks, and snacks to over 160 people near Old Street station in East London. Every month, The Little Things also supplies essential items, such as warm clothes and sleeping bags, which will be crucial for the winter ahead.
Based a short walk away from our London office, we initially discovered The Little Things’ work through a member of our team, who encountered the long queues for the charity on his way home from work and suggested we might support them. Every year we ask people across the business to nominate a charity that means something to them and the whole company decides which one to support. We’re very pleased to be backing an organisation that is helping those most in need in our local community.
Over the next year, our team will be channelling the Yonder spirit to organise and take part in a number of fundraising activities, as well as volunteering our time for The Little Things. Our volunteering efforts will support the team in Old Street on Wednesday evenings, help out at the storage units, and cook meals for one week.
Proceeds from our fundraising will go towards:
- Snacks, water, soft drinks, thermal food containers and more
- Essentials that are needed but aren’t donated, such as sleeping bags and toiletries
- Uniforms for volunteers
- Raffle prize donations