Working in property, we know more than anyone the importance of having a home, so the issue of homelessness is close to our hearts. Because of this, we reached out to local charity Launchpad, based in Reading.
Launchpad’s main focus is homelessness prevention via providing homes, skills and resources to help those without a permanent home as well as those at risk of homelessness. This includes special Christmas initiatives, such as an annual fundraising carol service and a Winter Grotto which provides homeless families Christmas gifts they wouldn’t normally have access to.
To support the charity, we visited Launchpad’s Winter Grotto and made a monetary donation to help their Christmas projects and potentially future ones too: Launchpad has exciting plans to open Reading’s first work and life skills centre enabling those in need to get back into work and improve their livelihoods.
If you are interested in learning more about Launchpad or want to make a donation, their website can be found at www.launchpadreading.org.uk.