Lifesaving homelessness charity Boomerang Cardiff which provides vital care and support to the homeless community in South Wales has received a much-needed charity donation from leading charity fundraising conveyancing legal practice Convey Law.
It received £1,000 after it was nominated by a member of staff at Convey Law, whose clients raised the funds by taking part in the Conveyancing Foundation’s Charity Lotto.
Boomerang Cardiff works hand in hand with the community to support and prevent homelessness and poverty and help those suffering critical living conditions and social isolation. The charity also assists low-income families and the homeless by providing the equipment they need while being homed or rehomed.
Convey Law Head of Sales Kelly Leworthy, who has been raising funds for Boomerang since it was started and nominated it for a donation, says the organisation plays a crucial role in supporting those in need in and around Cardiff.
She explained: “I have seen many friends, friends of friends and their families benefit from Boomerang Cardiff which looks after the people of Cardiff and surrounding areas when they are in need of some help or even employment.
“This really helps with our youth, especially when they are between the difficult ages of 16 – 18 and cannot get employment or proper work or cannot go to college for whatever reason.
“During these times, young people can end up going down the wrong track, can be easily influenced or even suffer from poor mental health. Having support to get them into their first flat or having volunteer work which leads to permanent work is a massive help.
“Their motto is: ‘Nobody can help everyone but everyone can help someone’ – which really sums up their fantastic attitude to helping this community and those in need step by step.”
Boomerang Operations Manager Dave Summers said the donation would be invaluable and would enable the charity’s collection service to run for ten weeks.
He explained: “We will use the £1,000 donation exclusively for fuel for our collection/delivery van. On average we use around £100 per week, so this donation will last us around 10 weeks which will enable us to carry out, over the course of the 10 weeks, at least 300 collections of furniture and also enable us to deliver at least 30 full essential home starter packs for families and individuals who are moving on from a homelessness situation.’’
Convey Law is one of a growing number of companies raising funds for charity through the Conveyancing Foundation’s Charity Lotto where clients of any legal practice or property company can donate a voluntary £10 at the end of their transaction, giving them a chance to win £500 in a monthly draw.
Managing Director of Convey Law and Chairman of the Conveyancing Foundation Lloyd Davies said the Lotto had helped companies raise over £800,000 for their chosen charities over the last decade.
He added: “The Foundation can help any legal practice or property company raise money through the Charity Lotto. I am delighted to see some of the funds raised by Convey Law clients through the Lotto going to such deserving charities as Boomerang Cardiff.”
The Conveyancing Foundation can be contacted for further information on setting up a Charity Lotto at email@example.com or 01633 261794.