Sofa so good for North Worcestershire Rotary

Sofa so good for North Worcestershire Rotary

A Rotary club in the Midlands has focused its fundraising and community efforts on a homeless charity in the region.

St Basils Bromsgrove, on the south-western edge of Birmingham, is a scheme which provides accommodation to 15 young men and women from the area who would otherwise be sleeping rough.

With 24-hour on-site support, St Basils provides a mixture of studio and one-bedroom flats to the residents who are aged between 16 and 23-years-old.

The facility also has a training kitchen, communal spaces and a technology room.

North Worcestershire Rotary has enjoyed a close connection with St Basils, which was built in 2010 and opened a year later.

The club recently donated new sofas for the communal room.

Youth Services Manager, Leigh Hesketh, said he was delighted by the support of the Rotary club.

He said: “The Rotary Club of North Worcestershire have always had empathy for the homeless, usually demonstrated by the way of ad hoc donations.

“We want to thank the Rotary club for this amazing donation of new sofas for our communal room.

“As you can imagine this space is so important to the young people living in the project. It’s a place to relax, socialise with others and a safe place that is set up the same as a living room in a house.

“The old sofa was very, very tired so the new ones are an amazing addition to our communal room and are very much appreciated by the young people.”

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