The Nottingham’s People and Development team have handed over nearly 240 items of winter clothing to Emmanuel House in Nottingham since the start of 2019.
They have provided the charity with coats, woolly jumpers and socks after organising a ‘winter warmer’ collection contributed to by team members from across the building society’s head office and seven local branches.
Their six-week collection helped homeless people using the advisory service at Emmanuel House receive items of clothing to help keep them warm outside, in temperatures that at times have been as low as -2°C.
Digital Learning Specialist Jo Lamontagne explained: “In 1849 our society was founded with the purpose of helping people put a roof over their heads. 170 years on, we remain committed to supporting charities tackling homelessness, such as Emmanuel House.
“Our team really got behind the campaign, so a big thank you to those who contributed and thanks also to the charity for its amazing work.”
Emmanuel House supports homeless, vulnerable or isolated adults in and around Nottingham, providing diverse and accessible services that help meet their basic needs and empower people to make positive changes in their lives.