The North West Property Owners Association (NWPOA) and the Residential Landlords Association have presented a £500 cheque to a homeless shelter in Liverpool.
The money will be used by the shelter to ensure that rough sleepers in Liverpool have the basic amenities they need this winter.
Commenting on the donation, Vivian Ellenbogen, acting vice president of the NWPOA said: “We wanted to get involved with raising money for the homeless shelter because especially around winter time it can be an exceptionally tough time for homeless people. There are people who are without even the basic food and toiletries needed during the winter months, and we hope that the donations will help those who are in most in need of them”.
What the donation will be used for
Ruth McCaughley is the fundraising manager at The Whitechapel Centre.
She said: “This donation was very gratefully received. The Whitechapel Centre provides a range of support services for homeless people across Liverpool, and we offer a night shelter as well as daytime support and advice for homeless people”.
“We plan to use this money specifically for rough sleepers support, so things like making sure there are basic amenities available for homeless people and enough showers for them to have a wash.”
The North West Property Owners Association was formed in 2001 when the Liverpool and District Property Owner’s Association [LDPOA] merged with the Merseyside and Wirral Landlord’s Association. The LDPOA grew out from the oldest property owners association in the U.K. – having been in existence since 1860 and is mentioned in Hansard. You can find out more about the group by visiting their website.
In addition to this, staff at the RLA have also donated more than £100 of food and toiletries to a Manchester foodbank, as part of its annual Christmas appeal.
Main picture caption. From L-R: Louis Anastasiou, NWPOA Chairman, Adrian Woolger, RLA, Vivian Ellenbogen, NWPOA Acting Vice-Chair, Tony McVey, NWPOA President, Ruth McCaughley of The Whitechapel Centre.