Farsight Spreads the Gloves for Derby's Homeless

Farsight Spreads the Gloves for Derby's Homeless

Spread the Gloves has been launched on a Just Giving page via Farsight’s social media channels, and is the company's first of several planned fundraising campaigns for adopted charity 2015/16, Padley Group.

“We recently met with the Padley Group team to find out how we can best help them sustain their excellent work in these increasingly challenging times,” said Donna Butler, Director at Farsight. “We thought that this was one simple way we could help, to kick off our relationship with them - and do something practical in our community.”

Each Christmas Padley Group provides a Christmas gift to the clients of its homeless centre. Each gift containing a hat, scarf, gloves, toiletries, underwear, socks and chocolate.  Farsight has pledged to provide the gloves - for Christmas, and throughout the Winter - and will be asking some 7,000 construction workers on its books - along with the clients who employ them through Farsight - to contribute.

Padley Group was founded in 1985 and delivers vital services to people aged 18+ in Derby who are struggling with issues such as homelessness, mental health problems, long-term unemployment and learning disabilities.  It provides a Development Centre, Homeless Centre - drop in and hostel - and runs a shop on Derby’s busy Sadlergate.  The services cost Padley Group in excess of £750,000 per year to provide and, following statutory funding cuts 5 years ago, around 90% of this cost is met through donations, fundraising, income from the Padley Shop and other services. 

“We are very reliant on generous support from local businesses and supporters,” Said Pat Zadora, CEO at Padley. “next year we may be 100% self-funding, which will provide an even bigger challenge for the team and mean we are even more reliant on our friends and supporters.  Anything Farsight Recruitment, and any individual or business can do to help, is always very welcome by us and the people we serve.”

If you would like to donate to Farsight’s campaign please visit its JustGiving page, or get in touch with Padley Group via its website.

Pictured: L-R: Kate McManus, Pat Zadora and Donna Butler.

Posted 18th November 2015

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