20 August 2019
Driving forward with the Purfleet Trust
Services provided by homeless charity The Purfleet Trust can be shifted up a gear thanks to a van donated by local businesses, including Hayes + Storr. Kate and Anthony Skerry, owners of Stebbings Car Centre in King’s Lynn approached Hayes + Storr to see if we would club together with thirteen other businesses to buy the much-needed van at cost price for The Purfleet Trust.
Kate and Anthony wanted to help the Purfleet Trust and presented the van in response to a request for a van big enough to hold a single mattress. The Purfleet Trust has six houses where they house homeless people for up to two years to help them get back on their feet.
Purfleet Trust chief executive Paula Hall said: “It’s absolutely phenomenal, we’re really overwhelmed by it. We are so grateful, it will help us in no end of ways. We can help clients move their belongings when they find their own accommodation, we can use it to transport tools for our handyman, we can collect donations from our food partners – it will really alter the way we operate. The demonstration of local support means a lot to us, it’s incredible. People have been so generous and so willing to help.”
Hayes + Storr are delighted to be part of this project, helping The Purfleet Trust support people to live independently in suitable affordable accommodation within their local community.