Homeless charity The Bridge Trust in Tonbridge, Kent, has received a £1000 donation towards its services from local housebuilder David Wilson Homes, who is building its Dickens Gate development in nearby Staplehurst.

The Bridge Trust provides life-changing services to homeless people primarily in Kent, with a focus on Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. The charity works with single homeless adults who fall outside of the statutory definition of being in “priority need” and therefore outside of the local authorities’ duty to house them.

The Bridge Trust’s CEO, John Handley said: “As we all know, this has been a tremendously difficult year for us all, and never more so for the homeless people we support. Isolation, loneliness and restricted access to many services has taken its toll on so many homeless people, which makes this support from David Wilson Homes even more valuable in our efforts to help those more vulnerable in our community”.

The money has been awarded through David Wilson Kent’s regional Community Fund, which sees the company donate £1,000 per month to a local charity or organisation working to improve the quality of life for those living in the division’s local area.

Natalie Perry, Sales and Marketing Director at David Wilson Kent, comments: “As a responsible housebuilder, we passionately believe that everyone has the right to a safe home. We are proud to support The Bridge Trust and the important work they do to support homeless adults in Kent, and hope that our donation will help the charity continue to provide vital services to those in need.”

David Wilson Kent is currently building its Dickens Gate development in Staplehurst, around half an hour outside of Tonbridge, where a collection of three- and four-bedroom homes are available. Prices start from £394,995 for a three-bedroom semi-detached home, with Help to Buy and Part Exchange options available.

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