Le Gallais Estates pledge to help the homeless in Jersey with donations to The Shelter Trust28/02/19
Le Gallais Estates has announced it will donate £150 to the local Shelter Trust for each successful sale or letting it concludes, in a bid to help the homeless in the Island.
In announcing the Shelter Trust as their designated charity for 2019, Robin Sappé, Le Gallais Director, hopes to help the Trust in its mission to provide a place to stay for people who, for one reason or another, have found themselves homeless. In explaining how the donations would work, Mr Sappe said:
"For each property that Le Gallais receive instructions on during 2019, we pledge to donate £150.00 to the Shelter Trust when it has been either successfully let or sold by Le Gallais."
Homelessness is on the rise in Jersey, especially amongst young people under the age of 25. The Shelter Trust currently provide food, accommodation, support and help for close to 100 islanders each night. The cost involved continues to grow, and this is where Le Gallais hope the donations will make a difference:
"The cost of running the four Shelter premises operated for the homeless in Jersey is huge, and ever increasing. We hope that by making a donation on your behalf once we sell or let your property, we can support the Trust in its good work to make a home for others unable to buy or rent their own. Our Goal for this year is £10,000"
More about the Shelter Trust
The Shelter Trust was established over 25 years ago and is now the leading provider of accommodation and support services for the homeless community in Jersey.
The Trust provides accommodation, food, support and encouragement for around 100 people per night at four sites in and around the town area.
Last year, the Trust supported 472 individuals.
The age range of Shelter Trust service is from 16-74. In recent years, the Trust has seen a big increase in the number of young people (under 25) becoming homeless.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper are provided for service users at three of the sites (the fourth site is self-catering). This means the Trust serves more than 100,000 meals per year.
Nobody sets out to be or to remain homeless. The main aim of the Trust is to accommodate homeless people for as short a time as is practically possible before their return to mainstream accommodation and living.
More about Le Gallais
Le Gallais has been serving the people of Jersey for nearly 200 years. It is the oldest business in the Channel Islands still owned and directed by the same family.
The wide variety of services the company has provided has adapted to the requirements of our clients over this time, but the core business still revolves around property; selling it, letting it, or storing the contents of it.