Hastings Young People’s Service (HYPS), a BHT project, has received a donation of £1,200 from the East Sussex Masons. The service provides residential support to care leavers and young people at risk of homelessness across four different houses in Hastings. The donation will be used to pay for twelve welcome packs for new service users joining the project, consisting of bedding, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans. Simon Treen, Operational Manager at HYPS said:
We are delighted to have received this donation, which will enable us to provide a pack of essential items to our young service users when they first move into one of our houses. Many come to us with very little in the way of household equipment, so this is a really nice way to welcome them in.
Peter Gates, Master of East Sussex Masters’ lodge based in Battle, said:
It was good to learn about this valuable service and the outcomes it achieves. We are pleased that we have been able to give some financial support to help Hastings Young People’s Service do their valuable work. I was very impressed by the obvious commitment of staff and it was good to hear from Patsy [an HYPS client]. We wish her well for her future, which, with the support you are able to give, will no doubt be a lot brighter than it would otherwise have been”.