St Joseph staff in Birmingham have joined together to raise thousands of pounds for local youth homelessness charity, St Basils (pictured.)
Along with colleagues across the country, they joined the 10/10/10 challenge - collectively travelling more than 10 million steps in 10 days to reach the £10,000 target.
The donation is set to be used by St Basils to accommodate and provide trusted support to vulnerable young people in the West Midlands.
Established in 1972, St Basils helps 5,000 young people per year - housing over 1,200 vulnerable young people between April 2020 - March 2021 across its 37 supported accommodation schemes.
Jean Templeton, Chief Executive of St Basils, said: "We are incredibly grateful to St Joseph's staff team who have put so much personal effort into raising funds for St Basils. This is way beyond the extra mile, literally! Young people tell us that being cared about is really important. Colleagues at St Joseph have really demonstrated how much they care about keeping young people safe and ensuring their lives are not blighted by homelessness. Thank you to everyone one of you. It means a lot!"
Ashley Kensington, Managing Director of St Joseph, said: "St Joseph shares St Basils' commitment to supporting young people. The charity provides vital services in the West Midlands, preventing and combatting youth homelessness, while helping many young people to regain the stability they need to rebuild their lives.
"I'm proud of the St Joseph staff who united for the 10/10/10 challenge. Some colleagues have travelled over 200 miles with everyone playing their part by walking, cycling or running to raise funds for charity."
The £10,000 raised includes match funding from the Berkeley Foundation - an independent charity established by Berkeley Group.
Find out more about the strategic partnership with St Basil's here.