James Kenealey 50 weeks of giving
Morson are marking the fourth week of our ’50 Weeks of Giving’ campaign with an additional donation of £3,888 to Manchester Settlement.
Manchester Settlement helps, supports and empowers people in the local community to improve their lives, focusing on nurturing children and working with young people to enable them to positively contribute to their wider communities.
In December 2018, Morson donated £15,000 to Manchester Settlement to help deliver more bed spaces as part of the Pledge150 campaign launched by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with LandAid. The charity have been looking to provide safe accommodation on Wilfred Street in Manchester for six young people who are at risk of homelessness.
According to the Pledge15 campaign, over 80,000 young people in the UK will be homeless this year. The partnership aims to deliver 150 bed spaces to young people in need across the UK.
As part of the Morson 50th anniversary local community charity activity for 2019, an additional donation of £3,888 has been made in order to pay for broadband internet packages for the homes for 18 months in total.
Ged Mason, CEO of Morson Group, said “Charities that support young disadvantaged or homeless people, like Manchester Settlement, are vital, and it’s important that our industry does it all can to help support them. Stephen and I are delighted the funds raised from Pledge150 will go towards helping such a fantastic local cause to home more of our city’s young vulnerable people and giving them the support they need to live a healthy, happy life.”
Manchester Settlement offer an individually tailored package of support which includes help with budgeting, form filling, claiming benefits, introduction to facilities and services, how to be a good neighbour and live independently and successfully in the community. Their experienced support staff also intensively support young people around budgeting, paying bills, accessing education, employment and training.
Our '50 Weeks of Giving' programme has seen us provide an individual donation each week to help worthy causes in the region. Coupled with our core annual charity activity, we aim to raise and donate £500,000 in total as we celebrate our 50th year in business. Our core charity activity will see us work to raise money for the employee-chosen charities in 2019, Motor Neurone Disease Association and ABF The Soldier's Charity. In the last 10 years we've raised over £2million for worthy causes throughout the UK such as the Seashell Trust and Destination Florida.