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Haverhill charity grateful for £3,000 donation

Henry Wilson of REACH accepts a cheque from Havebury Housing Partnership chief executive, Karen Mayhew

Henry Wilson of REACH accepts a cheque from Havebury Housing Partnership chief executive, Karen Mayhew

Havebury Housing Partnership has handed over £3,000 to a Haverhill charity thanks to local organisations who took part in the social housing organisation’s ninth annual fund-raising golf day last year.

Havebury’s chief executive, Karen Mayhew, presented the money to REACH, which offers a range of support services to people in Haverhill through its Resource Centre including debt counselling and budgeting, housing issues, form completion and access to the furniture and foodbanks.

Henry Wilson of Reach Community Projects said: “Havebury’s support is fantastic and it’s not something we would ever take for granted.

“I really can’t thank Havebury enough, the team were completely overwhelmed by the amount this year, any amount is so gratefully received, but £3,000 is just amazing.

“It couldn’t come at a better time, too, as we’re looking to launch an in-house debt advice project in the spring and it will go a long way to enable us to help more local people with debt issues.”

Karen said: “We’re grateful to everyone who joined in, whether participating, donating raffle prizes or auction items and even sponsoring holes.

“In the current financial climate, it is very uplifting to know that people are still prepared to show generosity to those who are less fortunate and the money raised now brings our total over the past nine years to nearly £70,000 for local charities in Suffolk via the annual golf day.”

Havebury, which has offices in Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds, is dedicated to serving both the existing and future housing needs of people in West Suffolk and the Cambridge sub-region. A charity and not-for-profit association, it currently manages 6,000 homes.

For more information about Havebury Housing Partnership please call 0300 3300 900 or visit www.havebury.com.

 

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