Julian House, a regional charity set up across the South West to offer direct support to the homeless, has been named as Newton Abbot College’s chosen charity for the 2018-19 academic year.
The charity, which offers a range of services to address the symptoms of homelessness as well as the underlying causes, have already started their work with the College, attending their recent ‘Careers Café’ to raise awareness and promote careers in the charity sector. Newton Abbot College sets an annual £10,000 fundraising target and will undertake a series of events to achieve their goal, from non-uniform days to bake sales and College-wide sponsored challenges.
Sarah Lakey, Senior Community and Events Fundraiser for Julian House said: "We are extremely pleased to be chosen as Charity of the Year by Newton Abbot College. As a charity our vision is a ‘Just society where socially excluded people are supported and empowered to build sustainable and independent lives.’ Working alongside the College, we will be able to raise vital funds to support the local homeless community and have the opportunity to discuss and explore the underlying reason why men and women are forced onto the streets."
Katherine West, Assistant Principal and College Fundraising Lead, added: “Annual fundraising is at the very heart of our College community and we are surprised and thrilled every year with our students’ imaginative and creative ways of raising money. We are so proud to be supporting Julian House for the academic year and we are setting our sights on beating our £10,000 target for a second year in a row.”