(Left to right; Nigel Tillott – Davies & Partners, David Carter, Michael Carter – E G Carter & Co Ltd, Sanduni, Ciaran Murphy – Gloucestershire Nightstop, - Sharron Palmer President 2017-2018 Gloucester Quays Rotary Club, Jo Stenner, Janet Ellard – Gloucestershire Nightstop)
Back in June E G Carter & Co Ltd became the main sponsors for the Gloucester 10k Race, which is organised by Gloucester based solicitors, Davies & Partners and Gloucester Quays Rotary Club.
The two main charities who benefit from the race are Gloucestershire Young Carers and E G Carter & Co Ltd’s charity of the year, Gloucestershire Nightstop.
After all of the hard work and dedication behind the scenes, the race raised £3,000 to help support Gloucestershire Nightstop.
On Monday, 30th October, E G Carter & Co Ltd, Gloucester Quays Rotary Club and Davies & Partners presented the cheque to Ciaran Murphy, Project Manager at Gloucestershire Nighstop he said: “We have been so impressed with the effort put in by the team at E G Carter & Co Ltd who, along with the Quays Rotary Club, have raised an amazing amount of money for our organisation. As a small charity, this donation will make a huge positive impact on the service we offer. As we are a local charity all the money raised will go directly to the young people of Gloucestershire.”
While there Sanduni was able to share her story and how Gloucestershire Nightstop has helped her and her family.
Sanduni was living with her mother and her brother. Through no fault of their own the family lost their accommodation and were forced to make alternative arrangements. Sanduni has been using Nightstop for a number of weeks while the family tries to find somewhere they can live together. Sanduni has a fantastic academic career behind her and hopes to continue with her studies once the situation has settled down again. Nightstop hopes to see Sanduni move back in with her family and move on with her studies soon. Without the help of Nighstop Sanduni and her family would be in a very different situation.
E G Carter & Co Ltd continue to raise money for their two charites of the year, Gloucestershire Nightstop and Cancer Research UK.
Gloucestershire Nightstop aims to make homelessness, exclusion and poverty a thing of the past for young people. Gloucestershire Nightstop believes: All young people should be treated equitably regardless of race, religion, gender, culture or other inappropriate distinction and are entitled to appropriate housing, support and a reasonable standard of living. Homelessness, exclusion and poverty are unacceptable and should be challenged in all their forms. All staff and volunteers are of equal standing within the organisation.