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Ten colleagues will be running the 13 miles and 192 yards this March in support of the Cornerstone Safe Haven Project in south Manchester. The project helps destitute and entrenched rough sleepers, providing 10 portacabin 'pods' that offer a roof and a bed for 24 of Manchester's estimated 500 rough sleepers.
The project offers access to basic services such as a shower, laundry, breakfast, and evening meals, and support staff also work with the rough sleepers to address the reasons why they became homeless and help them get back on their feet and off the streets. The project urgently needs money to stay open.
“I’m really proud of our team for braving a winter training programme and putting the effort in to raise money for Cornerstone,” says Croftons’ Managing Partner Simon Leighton. “As a specialist housing and regeneration firm we’re acutely aware of the issues and challenges around this crisis.”
“As with the vast majority of charities of this nature, the increasing demand for services due to Manchester’s homelessness crisis is as acute as the lack of funding for co-ordinated and long term support for rough sleepers and other homeless people in the city. Hopefully our efforts will contribute to the Safe Haven Project staying open.”
Any and all donations are hugely appreciated. Thank you.
Click here to find out more about Cornerstone.
The ten runners from Croftons who will be taking part in the marathon are:
Croftons is the trading name of Croftons Solicitors LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC343375. The term ‘partner’, if used, denotes a member of Croftons Solicitors LLP or a senior solicitor of Croftons Solicitors LLP with equivalent standing and qualifications. A full list of members is open to inspection at the office. Croftons is authorised and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) number 508041. Croftons has its principal place of business at The Lexicon, Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5FA.