Christmas mission accomplished for National Express West Midlands
Tracy Kelly and Chris Dickinson from National Express West Midlands with the starter packs being donated to St Basils
National Express West Midlands' Bordesley head office selected St Basils as its chosen charity at the beginning of this year.
Over the last 12 months staff based at the busy head office have worked together to smash their £1,000 target and have now raised over £1,200.
To finish off a great year, members of the team have handed over some early Christmas presents.
Tracy Kelly and Chris Dickinson visited the hub to hand over three starter packs containing essential items which support the charity in helping young people move on and live independently.
The starter packs contain basic items such as bowls, plates and light bulbs, helping young people to feel more comfortable and settle in quicker when moving into their new place.
Rachael Ashford, HR Advisor and Community Champion at National Express West Midlands, said: "We are proud to be a part of the communities we serve and we're delighted to have been able to support a local charity that works tirelessly to address youth homelessness."
In addition to the community partnership with National Express West Midlands, St Basils was also successful in securing a £2,500 community grant from the National Express Foundation, the transport operator’s own registered UK charity.