Two of our team are generously giving up their time over Christmas to help people in need across London.
Resh Hirani, Internal Audit Director, and Stefan Cadogan, Resourcing Manager, will be volunteering on Christmas Day and Boxing Day for Crisis at Christmas, an initiative set up by the charity Crisis, which works with homeless people to help them rebuild their lives.
Resh and Stefan are also appealing for donations to help make the festive period happier for the homeless. They have set up a JustGiving page to help, and we have pledged to match the amount raised up to £5,000, meaning if £5,000 is raised, there will be a donation of £10,000 to the charity.
Resh and Stefan will be volunteering as a driver and navigator respectively, working together to take guests to day and residential centres, as well as making sure that vital services are delivered across Crisis centres in London.
Resh, who is normally sunning herself on a beach on Christmas Day, is so passionate about the massive change to her festive period. She said, “I used not having time as an excuse and thought that donating was enough. However, this year I have decided to roll my sleeves up and get directly involved with Crisis at Christmas, which is an amazing project that has been running for more than 40 years.
“I guess I won’t solve the homelessness situation but I hope to come away with a good feeling of having helped first hand and, starting small, my little contribution will be valued.”
Mel Ramsey, our CEO, said, “The focus for all our team members is supporting people to achieve the things they want in life and to have something to look forward to every day. Resh and Stefan are showing that they work towards these aims even in their time outside work by really going the extra mile, and giving up their free time Dover the festive period is incredible.
“We’re delighted to be able to announce that we’re match-funding the amount that is raised. Crisis is such a fantastic cause, and we wanted to do our bit to show our support.”
To find out more and donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/danshell-for-crisis. You can also donate by texting ‘DFCC50’ plus the amount you want to donate to 70070. E.g. “DFCC50 £5”. You can choose any value from £1, £2, £3, £4, £5, or £10.