A Spen firm has lent a helping hand to London homeless charity and caught the eye of a Hollywood star in the process!
Heckmondwike Fibre Bonding, based in Wellington Mills, Liversedge, has supplied carpeting to charity CRASH, for a new homeless centre in east London.
And actress Kate Winslet, a patron of the charity, was one of the impressed visitors to the refurbished site.
Lisa Caughey of the Cardboard Citizens project said: “Our new space at Greenfield Road means that, for the first time, we can deliver all of our services under one accessible roof.
“Our ambassador Kate Winslet, whose support also enabled this significant development to take place, was really impressed when she popped in to have a look.”
Abby Chandler, from Heckmondwike FB, said: “We are really pleased to be supporting charities CRASH and the Cardboard Citizens project. This is a very worthwhile initiative and it is great to be able to help.”
Emma Brophy, marketing and communications manager at CRASH, said: “We have used Heckmondwike carpet on a number of similar projects in the past and found it to be ideal for busy centres like this, as it is hard-wearing and low maintenance but also looks great.
“Our aim is to improve the buildings used by homeless people and Heckmondwike FB’s continued support is making a huge difference in helping us to achieve this.”
The building includes a new rehearsal space, offices and confidential interview rooms where homeless people can access information, advice and guidance.