Barrett Depots give back across the UK this Christmas

20 December 2018

Our local depots have been supporting those less fortunate this Christmas with food bank collections.
Barrett Steel Depots C Roberts Steel Services of Rotherham, Yarmouth Steel Services of Great Yarmouth and Advanced Steel Services of Preston have rallied their colleagues and customers to collect items for those less fortunate in their local areas this Christmas
 
Yarmouth delivered a parcel to their local branch of the Samaritans and C Roberts took part in the Tesco collection scheme which supported The Trussell Trust and Fare Share.
 
Advanced Steel Services chose to dedicate their collection to the Foxton Centre in Preston. From its origins as a youth centre in Avenham in 1969, the Foxton Centre is a proud Preston charity and a strong community anchor.
 
From their community base they work with many people on the margins of city life – rough sleepers, street sex workers, young people in the Avenham district – who often face problems with poverty, addiction, and mental health issues.

Rough Sleepers
Through their outreach work they identify rough sleepers offering support, safety and resources – their winter watch programme, community cafe, Housing First accommodation scheme, work experience and volunteering programmes all provide practical solutions to help people to move beyond their limitations; to learn, grow and flourish.

Street Sex Workers
With their Streetlink project they assist street sex workers – many of whom experience the same issues of homelessness, addiction, poverty and mental health – to tackle street violence, ensure sexual health and provide safe solutions to move forward in their lives.

Youth Work
Their youth clubs, ATR and Fox Kidz, meet regularly and the young people, supported by volunteers, have a crowd funded activity to regenerate a former local park space in Avenham as a community resource and safe space for young people and families. The project also creates a sense of ownership for those involved.
 
We are incredibly proud of all our depots contributions and if you would like to support one of our local depots in giving back then please speak to your local sales representatives.

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Barrett Depots give back across the UK this Christmas