Companies come together to support Lifeshare

20.12.22 2 min read by Ryan Devlin

The New Victoria project team has once again joined forces with Manchester’s oldest homeless charity, Lifeshare, donating over £14,000, the location, volunteers and supplies, to support its Christmas project.

Alongside our partners Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), main contractor VINCI Building and wider partners, we’ve all come together to support the project – now in its 35th year – that offers homeless people and those in crisis a place to find hot meals, companionship, medical and personal care, shower facilities, veterinary care and other amenities, to reduce isolation and bring people together from December 23 – 29.

Judith Vickers, operations manager at Lifeshare, said: “Yet again, PIC, Muse and VINCI have pulled out the stops to support our Christmas project. I am very concerned with the growing trend in people becoming homeless during this economic crisis and Christmas should not be a time people are unable to get any support. We will use every penny donated to make sure we can support people in finding homes and try and bring a bit of festive spirit to them this year.”

Simon Hourihan, project director, said:

It's not lost on us as a business that while amazing buildings are being constructed across the city, some people haven’t got a stable home. Our goal is to create kinder communities that are built on creating opportunities for all to have a brighter future and for all to be healthy in body and mind. We’re proud to support the vital work of charities like Lifeshare, to try and help those in need find a stable and nurturing community where they can thrive.”

“Judith, added: “This is an amazing display of what Christmas is really about. We are still asking for help though! We need a range of other items to make it a real success, so I would urge people, who are so kind at this time of year towards the homeless, to take a look at our website and social media channels – www.lifeshare.org.uk and @lifeshareuk – to see how they can help.”

The generous donations from the team will mean that Lifeshare can continue its vital work supporting those in need well into the new year. This includes continuing to run its recently extended weekend breakfast initiative on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

A big thank you to all involved: PIC, VINCI Building, Chroma, Walker Sime, HAALO, WSP and John Sisk.

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