American Women raise over £6,700 for homeless young people

11 June 2014

Transform received a donation of over £6,700 from the American Women of Surrey on 10 June for its work with homeless young people.

The American Women of Surrey selected Transform Housing & Support as one of four charities supported during 2013/14. The club raised money for each charity with raffles and personal donations from its members, and through events such as their annual Gift Fayre in November. They also donated Christmas gifts to many of the young people supported by Transform.

The money raised will support The Crescent, Transform’s supported housing project for vulnerable young people in Woking. The donation will provide furniture and other essential items for clients when they move on from the service. It will also support activities for young people at The Crescent, such as exercise classes, art and crafts, gardening and other social events.

The American Women of Surrey have recently chosen to support Transform’s work in Woking for a second year. Funds raised during 2014/15 will help people at The Crescent to access education, employment and training opportunities.

Andy Richardson, Deputy Manager at The Crescent, said:

The American Women of Surrey have been extremely generous in supporting our work with homeless young people in Woking. Transform is very grateful to the club for the warmth and generosity they have shown our clients. Their contribution to our project at Christmas time was invaluable and will not be forgotten by staff and clients alike. We are really looking forward to working with them again in 2014/15.

Club members have been very kind; donating their time and money for our work with vulnerable people. Their support has really boosted our clients and helped us to continue the valuable work we do. Thank you very much to all members of the American Women of Surrey!”

Transform provides homes for 65 people in Woking, including two specialist housing projects for young people.

The American Women of Surrey was founded in 1975 and now has more than 400 members. Since it began the club has raised over half a million pounds for Surrey charities, with many more additional gifts in kind donated. For more details please visit www.awsurrey.org

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