The Leeds office of Gateley Legal has chosen Simon on the Streets as its charity partner for the next 12 months.
Simon on the Streets offers emotional and practical support to those who are or at risk of rough sleeping. The independent charity receives no government funding and provides outreach services to people in West Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees.
Ruth Armstrong, head of CSR at Gateley and national head of the company’s Regulatory team, said: “Every year our staff nominate the charities they care about and everyone within the business is able to vote. Simon on the Streets was selected as our Leeds office charity of the year and it is a great feeling to know we are going to be able to help those who are in need of our support around the region.
“The charity will be the focus of our fundraising efforts throughout the year, which will include dress-down Fridays, auctions and raffles, as well as taking part in some of the charity's own events."
Chief executive officer of Simon on the Streets, Eric Richardson, said: “We’re delighted that Gateley have chosen to support our organisation. There are so many people in and around Leeds that need our support with no recourse to public funds. Fundraising is the life blood of our organisation and we know that Gateley's contribution is going to make a huge difference to those facing homelessness.”
To find out more about Simon on the Streets visit http://simononthestreets.co.uk/