Cash boost for Aberdeen homelessness charity

Homelessness charity Aberdeen Foyer has received a £5,225 cash grant from the Morrisons Foundation.

It is hoped that the money will help the charity in its mission to support young homeless people across the Aberdeenshire region.

The charity will use the funding to ensure that food and essential items will continue to be provided for 50 young homeless tenants – each of whom are currently living in supported accommodation throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

Brenda McGinlay, business development manager at Aberdeen Foyer, said: “The young people we support have faced really tough situations and COVID-19 has created additional barriers and increased anxiety.

“The grant we received from the Morrisons Foundation has helped us ensure the young people we work with have been able to stay connected and access online support.

“It has also relieved the worry faced by many around accessing and paying for essential items including electricity/gas, food, toiletries and cleaning products.

“One of the biggest hits was the vinyl gloves which were not easy to source locally and for those who were worried about shopping, they gave them added confidence and reduced anxiety and vulnerability. A big thank you to the Morrisons Foundation.”

David Scott, Morrisons Foundation trustee, added: “Aberdeen Foyer provides vital work to support young homeless people in the community and I’m delighted that the Morrisons Foundation has been able to make this grant.  Supporting community projects like this is at the heart of what the Foundation is all about and I’m sure our support will make a big difference to their activities during these challenging times.”

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