Here at SMC Coach Hire, we want to do more than simply provide the best possible customer service: we want to give back to communities both locally and globally. For many years we have supported Green Paw Project, Made in Malawi and Galakan Ethiopia. In 2019, we partnered with Energy Revolution and successfully balanced a staggering 283,130 travel miles with the help of our wonderful customers (read more about this here). This year, we have decided to reach out further, thus we are delighted to announce that we have partnered with the Manchester-based charity Embassy.
It is a shocking fact that over 300 people are sleeping rough on the streets of Manchester alone. What sets Embassy apart is their unique approach to tackling the issue of homelessness. In January of last year, the charity launched the Embassy Bus: a re-purposed tour bus that sleeps 12. This has seen huge success with the charity providing over 3,000 comfortable nights to vulnerable males who need it most.
As well as providing a place for much-needed rest, the Embassy team also assist with connecting the men with relevant organisations and agencies. They are a pillar of support in helping them to find both stable work and permanent accommodation, but it doesn’t stop there, Embassy continues to aid the men after they have been re-homed to prevent loneliness – a big factor in people’s decision to return to the street. It is the charity’s aim to “empower people to leave homelessness behind and hope for the future.”
SMC Coach Hire is honoured to support a charity that is actively making a positive impact on the community. We look forward to seeing what this year brings.
If you would like more information on the amazing work Embassy do, please see their website.
For more details on the charities, SMC Coach Hire supports, please refer to our charity page.
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