Press Release – HeadBox, the UK’s only SaaS enabled marketplace for inspiring meeting, off-site and event spaces, has announced the launch of its Social Mission: “to help provide Space to people who don’t have it” by forming a strategic partnership with homelessness charity St Mungo’s. The initiative aims to support St Mungo’s work to prevent homelessness and rebuild lives.
The partnership will see HeadBox making financial donations to the charity, as well as encouraging its impressive list of corporate clients to pledge a portion of the savings accrued through their event expenditure to St Mungo’s. The aim is to raise £10,000 for the charity over the next 12 months. HeadBox also plans to leverage its network of Host venues to support St Mungo’s 2018 special events programme. Future plans also include making it possible every time a customer confirms a booking on the HeadBox marketplace to be able to make an instant donation to St Mungo’s as well. This corporate responsibility initiative has been carefully built over the last six months to recognise that both sides of the HeadBox community – Host venues and corporate Guest bookers – can play a valuable part in raising awareness and supporting St Mungo’s work tackling homelessness in the UK.
With recent figures estimating that 4,751 people slept rough in England on a snapshot night in autumn 2017, up 15% from the previous year, HeadBox is keen to engage with its community, contributing to a better future for those who are in desperate need of space to sleep.
Andrew Needham, CEO and Founder of HeadBox, comments: “We are honoured to be launching our Social Mission of helping support people who are homeless into a space of their own. Every day in London we pass a person who doesn’t have a roof over their head – a stark contrast to the number of spaces that stand empty during the day. The data speaks for itself, this problem is growing at an alarming rate in London and the rest of the UK so we all need to do what we can to help. We’re proud to partner with such an influential charity to engage our HeadBox community to support St Mungo’s in a variety of ways throughout 2018.’
Warren Bishop, Corporate Development Executive at St Mungo’s, said: “Rough sleeping is harmful and dangerous, and our ambition is to reduce the number of people who are sleeping on the streets. ”
“Our thanks to HeadBox for making this commitment to help end homelessness and we are delighted to be chosen as their charity partner.”
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