Derby Homes has launched their charity partnership for the coming year. This year staff will be raising money for the Padley Group, who support the most vulnerable people in Derby.

Founded in 1985, Padley is one of Derby’s largest and most well established charities. Over the course of a typical year, the Padley Centre on Beckett Street. will accommodate between 100-160 residents, serve nearly 14,000 cooked meals, and receive more than 26,000 visits from people in need of services and support. Padley have long been a partner of Derby Homes’ and Derby City Council’s, working with us as part of our commitment to ending homelessness in the city. Padley are a member of the Homelessness Liaison Forum, providing guidance and feedback on the Council’s Homelessness Strategy, and offering a frontline perspective of how our policies affect people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Derby Homes’ Charity of the Year is a long established tradition, with staff nominating the charity that they would like to support. Employees take part in a wide variety of fundraising events throughout the year, including a weekly “Dress Down Friday”, where staff pay to wear casual clothes. Other fundraising events are organised throughout the year, including coffee mornings, breakfast cob days, car washes and quiz nights, along with our annual charity golf day. Since 2002, our employees have raised over £65,000 for a variety of different causes.

Maria Murphy, Managing Director of Derby Homes said:

“I’m really pleased that we’ve selected Padley Group as our charity this year. Supporting good causes is always a positive thing, but Padley in particular is directly relevant to much of our work in homelessness and I think this will give us more opportunities to support them in a range of ways.”

Kerry Collyer, Marketing, Fundraising and Events Coordinator at Padley, said:

“At Padley we think this partnership for the next year is fantastic. We already work closely with Derby Homes to support homeless people and those facing homelessness, and are looking forward to working even closer together over the coming year. Padley have to find £350,000 a year to help fund our homeless centre, and it’s thanks to the public, businesses and organisations such as Derby Homes that we can continue the support we give to so many. It really means so much to us and the people that we support.”