THANK YOU! Basepoint and Basement Project Collaboration a Complete Success!

From left to right - Sadie from the Basement Project, myself and Marina from the Basement Project. Crates of food essentials, sweet treats and toiletries were donated by business residing in Basepoint Bromsgrove and by customers of Academy Bikeworks! THANK YOU!!!!

From left to right - Sadie from the Basement Project, myself and Marina from the Basement Project. Crates of food essentials, sweet treats and toiletries were donated by business residing in Basepoint Bromsgrove and by customers of Academy Bikeworks! THANK YOU!!!!

We recently published a blog post on a joint project between Basepoint and The Basement Project - which essentially was a food drive to help put together critical Christmas packages for young adults in Worcestershire who are either facing or dealing with homelessness.

I am very pleased to say that this project was a big success with crates of food essentials, sweet treats and toiletries being donated by local businesses and customers of Academy Bikeworks and I wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who contributed and donated!!!!

On Tuesday 11th December Marina and her colleague Sadie from the Basement Project came to collect the crates of goodies that business located at Bromsgrove Basepoint had collected.

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, between 2003 and 2005, I myself accessed services provided by Basement Project following the loss of my mum. With our dad not around to support myself and my four siblings, I decided to take on parental responsibility of some of my siblings.

The Basement Project helped me liaise with our local housing provider and the local courts to enable me to keep us together as a family. During this traumatic time I was not an easy client to work with, but despite my often difficult attitude the support from my case workers was unwavering.

It was my pleasure to discuss with Marina and Sadie my personal experiences with the Basement Project and how the service provided by this charity enabled us as a family to overcome the challenges raised by losing a parent so early on in life.

As a result of the support and patience of my case workers at the time I have been able to find my feet again in life and my sisters have grown to be happy adults with successful careers. It was lovely to find out a little about what my case workers are doing now too!

Again, it was incredibly heartwarming to see just how much Basepoint collectively gave to the Basement Project, and I thank everyone involved for their generosity. Homelessness can happen to anyone. You can literally wake up one day and find your world turned upside down and your home at risk.

Hannah Smith