Farsight takes on a make-over challenge for local charity

Farsight takes on a make-over challenge for local charity

Farsight Recruitment has pledged to help local charity, Padley Group, to brighten up its hostel for homeless people with a 10 bedroom and 2 lounge make-over this Spring.

Specialist construction recruitment agency, Farsight, put itself forward to raise whatever money was needed to carry out the much needed decorating work at the busy centre for homeless and vulnerable people – and said that the project was tailor made for its business.

As a supporter of the charity, the busy agency previously helped raise money to buy gloves for the homeless at Christmas and has an on going collection in its Market Place office. This latest fundraising project takes its support to another level.

Under the title Farsight’s Mighty Paintathon, the staff at Farsight will be busy organising fundraising events and activities between now and June, in a bid to raise the £5000 required to carry out the work.

“Finding candidates for all manner of construction jobs is our business – so when Padley said they were desperately in need of painting and decoration work at its hostel – we thought we would take on the challenge!” Said Tom Dean, CEO of Farsight Recruitment.

The team of 19 enthusiastic staff at Farsight is putting together plans for ways in which to raise the funds, including events, raffles – and even a sponsored leg waxing.

“My team has really got behind Padley and the amazing work that it does for homeless and vulnerable people here in Derby,” continued Tom “Several of us have been to meet with CEO, Pat Zadora and hear about the inspiring work that takes place in the Padley Homeless Centre - which includes the Hostel and the Padley Development Centre.”  

I’m so proud of the way they want to do their best to help others – they are a very special group of young people.” He concluded.

Local company, Bailey Construction has generously agreed to help make the project possible, by carrying out the painting work for Farsight at cost price.

“We’re absolutely delighted with Farsight’s help in organising and fundraising for this work, we’ve been wanting to have the hostel painted for some time now - it’s fantastic!” Commented Pat Zadora.

The hostel will be painted through a phased approach to ensure that Padley’s services and accommodation provision goes ahead uninterrupted.

To donate to the Farsight Mighty Paintathon, please visit its JustGiving page or for more information on Padley Group, visit its website here.

Pictured: L-R: Sue Griffin (Padley Group), Tom Dean, Pat Zadora and Abby Charleton (Farsight Recruitment).



Posted 21st March 2016

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