Our thanks to the Warwickshire ladies bowling club (known officially Warwickshire Women’s Bowling Association - WWBA) for continuing to buy, collect and make substantial donations of toiletries to St Basils to help young people.
They have pledged to continue to donate in 2016 and any donations they make will now go to young people attending the Youth Hub in Birmingham. The Youth Hub, located on Heath Mill Lane in Digbeth, adjacent to St Basils HQ, is Birmingham's single point of access for all young people living in Birmingham who have become homeless or are at risk of homelessness. Run by St Basils staff in partnership with BCC, it is the gateway to accommodation offered to young people by a partnership of 5 local providers.
Many young people in this position who become homeless at short notice do not have the opportunity to pack toiletries and struggle to budget for them in the early days of becoming homeless. St Basils are lucky to receive regular donations from our generous supporters direct to many of our accommodation schemes and our HQ. Young people attending the Hub sometimes miss out on donations, particularly if they are placed with other providers or in the private rented sector.
Jackie Harris, from St Basils Youth Hub said: “We are so grateful to the ladies from WWBA for their regular donations which mean we can offer toiletries to young people in need, either to use our facilities on site or to give to them to have something to take to their new accommodation to ensure they can freshen up and give them one less thing to worry about. Thanks so much!”