Helping the homeless this Christmas

Donation to homeless charity

A Plymouth-based Supported Housing Project hosted a movie night for its residents on Wednesday night with help from a local burger restaurant.

The World Cup semi-final movie night was planned by George House, a 46-bed Supported Housing Project, which offers temporary accommodation for people experiencing homelessness and couples with complex needs.

To help host this special event, the charity partnered with Hub Box, a burger restaurant based in Royal William Yard, to provide food for its residents – fuelling each of them with gourmet burgers and hand-cut fries while enjoying the match. The menu included their Classic burgers and Hub Box signature skin-on fries.

Rosie Hancock, Complex Needs Support Worker at George House said: “We are very thankful for the time and effort that has gone into Hub Box’s kind donation towards the George House Movie Night, especially during the Christmas period which can be an especially difficult and lonely time of year for many. Events like these are brilliant for our customer’s mental well-being, as the delicious food and movie night provides our residents with an opportunity to connect with one another”

Hub Box founder, Richard Boon added: “It’s great to be able to support George House with the fantastic work it’s doing for people right here on our doorstep. Hospitality is what we do best and we’re really pleased to get involved where we can to create sociable occasions for people and help build communities.”

The World Cup semi-final movie night formed part of a series of sociable events for residents planned over the Christmas period including games night, festive card making and a winter walk.

George House supports on average 100 people each year at the service which is part of the BCHA Support division, working closely with local people experiencing homelessness and domestic abuse. They are dedicated to helping those who are struggling with mental health and facing unemployment.

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