Magna Give £ 3,000 To Nightstop Dorset
6:57am 15th July 2014
Nightstop Dorset, an affiliate of the 'Action for Children' charity, has received a generous £3,000 donation from the local housing association Magna.
The donation will be used to help provide support to young people in the area at immediate risk of homelessness. The scheme will aim to train local volunteers from across the county so they are able to open their homes and supply accomodation, food and emotional support to those in need.
Kevin Mounce, project coordinator at Nightstop, stated: "It's imperative that this life-saving service remains in place, as the young people we support literally have nowhere else to go and would be on the streets if the service ceased to exist".
Magna's donation came from its community initiative fund which allocates around £150,000 annually to community projects, providing services and improvements to local residential areas.
Ken Bodycombe, the community investment officer at Magna, explained how the scheme provides more than just a bed. "They provide security and a helping hand at a time that can be terrifying and uncertain for young, vulnerable people. We are thus proud to have been able to support the charity by donating £3,000 from our community initiative fund".