It wasn’t that long ago that the My Home Move family got a little bit bigger, when we announced that we’d acquired Advantage Property Lawyers (APL). There’s been a lot written on the blog about the My Home Move family and how we create a community feel, and one of the ways that we do that is by coming together to give something back.
Along with charities and organisations that help people dealing with homelessness in the communities that My Home Move operates, we added Simon on the Streets (SotS, a Leeds-based organisation) to our chosen good causes sponsored by the MHM Charitable Trust. SotS, as with all of our organisations, was chosen by our colleagues based at APL HQ and is an organisation that is dear to their hearts.
Being able to raise money for our chosen organisations is one of the things that glue everyone at My Home Move together – including our colleagues at APL.
For the first time this year, they joined us on our Annual Charity Trek and, let’s be honest, nothing brings people together quite like hobbling up the highest mountain in Britain on one of the hottest days of the year!
After seeing everyone come together on the day and making new friends, I thought that we should get together and do it again (albeit perhaps on a smaller scale).
So this weekend, myself and others from across My Home Move will be making the 23-mile trek from our Manchester office to Slaithwaite. It seems random, but by my calculations this is roughly the half-way point between our Manchester office and the office of our colleagues at APL. At the other end, our friends and colleagues in Leeds will be making their 23-mile trek to meet us, bringing us together for a celebratory photo, a chat and perhaps a few beers in the pub.
Although it may be on a smaller scale than our usual treks, we’re still doing all of this in aid of those less fortunate than ourselves, so we’re hoping to raise a few pounds for our good causes as well. If you would like to show your support, visit our JustGiving page.
I’ll leave you all with a word from Gemma from APL on why she feels SotS is a worthy cause:
“I like SotS because they’re not only targeting homelessness in Leeds and surrounding areas, but they go above and beyond with absolutely no government funding or support.
“For me, Simon’s ethos is what sets them apart from other charities. Their aim is to help the vulnerable homeless people who are struggling with mental health issues and severe addiction, with no support network and who have usually tried every conventional avenue of support without success. They stick with their subjects for months (sometimes years), even when the outlook is bleak; they work tirelessly and will not give up.”
You can support SotS, and the other organisations sponsored by the MHM Charitable Trust by visiting our JustGiving page.