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Moray Fresh Start boosted by £1000 donation from Yorkshire Building Society


By Jonathan Clark

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MORAY Fresh Start has been boosted by a donation from Yorkshire Building Society's charitable foundation.

The foundation has donated £1000 to Moray Fresh Start after the charity was nominate by colleagues at the Society’s Inverness branch.

Moray Fresh Start began in 2008 and is run entirely by volunteers to meet the needs of people in Moray who have been homeless.

In the last five years, more than 1200 people – including 230 families, 370 children and 600 individuals – have received help packs.

The £1,000 donation to Moray Fresh Start will be used to fund Starter Packs for people who were previously homeless and now have a tenancy.

The packs include basic household items that help them make a new beginning.

James Workman, chairperson of Moray Fresh Start, said: “We are really thankful for the donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation and it will help us continue to provide our services which are much needed at these difficult times.”

Moray Fresh Start chairman James Workman...Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Moray Fresh Start chairman James Workman...Picture: Becky Saunderson..

Leeann Keenan, manager of Yorkshire Building Society in Inverness, said: “We are really proud to be able to support Moray Fresh Start with this donation.

"The support they are providing in the community is really making a difference and helping people get back on their feet.”

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts just once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.

In 2021, the Charitable Foundation donated £295,000 to 209 registered charities nominated by members and colleagues from around the UK.

For more information visit www.ybs.co.uk/charitablefoundation

If you would like to support Moray Fresh Start then please visit www.morayfreshstart.org.uk for further information.


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