6th Feb, 2020
The team at Applegate Properties - with support from the local community - has raised £400 to support vulnerable women in Huddersfield.
Amy Wray - MD of Applegate - and her colleagues have worked with the team at Living Well for several years but just before Christmas reached out for help to raise much-needed funds to enable the continuation of its good work. A staggering 35 bags of clothes and toiletries have been collected and the £400 will go towards the volunteer's bus refurb.
Living Well is an initiative run by Elm Pentecostal Church which aims to provide support to women and girls on the streets of Huddersfield. The group of volunteers work tirelessly to help those who need assistance - some of which are being sexually exploited through human trafficking. Living Well also supports the town and those who have found themselves homeless - and Applegate Properties believe that everyone deserves a safe place to live.
Amy Wray commented: "I'm delighted and thankful to colleagues, other businesses and friends for supporting this vital cause. Our efforts will offer much needed counsel for a few evenings each week from volunteers, as well as clothes and toiletries to make people feel more comfortable. It doesn't stop there - a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, advice or even a signpost to relevant agencies that may be able to assist make all the difference.
Some of the women helped by Living Well have been subjected to childhood abuse and as a result have become addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Therefore, offering an escape route - via access to the police and other agencies or charities - is invaluable."
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