We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses, who tell us that they can see the growing number of people who are sleeping on the streets in and around Birmingham and they want to help. It’s great to see so many businesses proactively responding to a real need in the community, and as always, the support they provide is invaluable in helping us to help the homeless. Find out how your business can get involved...
Since our last newsletter we are delighted to welcome our new supporters, Shoosmiths in Birmingham who have chosen us as their Charity of the Year (find out more), the Legal Ombudsman, 1847 and Accenture.
Here is just some of the activity that has been happening since our last newsletter.
- Throughout May and June 28 volunteers from Mercer Marsh BenefitsTM have been volunteering in our kitchen and stores to serve our clients, giving 140 hours of time in total.
- Colmore Business District held their Community Games school sports day in Victoria Square, organising Egg and Spoon races, Sack races and the Space Hopper Challenge for local businesses to take part in to help raise money for SIFA Fireside.
- 1847, the vegetarian restaurant in Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade hosted a wonderful evening celebration with food, music and drinks to thank our volunteers for all their dedication and hard work over the year, free of charge. Find out more…
- 25 determined staff from Mills & Reeve took part in the Birmingham 10k run, raising over £1,300 for SIFA Fireside.
- Staff from the Birmingham office of Cundall volunteered as part of their volunteering challenge to complete 40,000 hours of volunteering to mark their 40th year in business. They wrote an amazing blog piece about their experience (see the article here).
With so much activity taking place we can’t show it all here so please follow us on Facebook where you will see events as they happen.
Finally a big thank you to Gowling WLG, KPMG, DHL, Asda, Deutsche Bank, National Grid, Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest, Chaplaincy Plus, Atkins, Deutsche bank, Aston University and Lloyds Bank for their continuing support.