Prominent estate agency Dacre, Son & Hartley is backing a charity dedicated to assisting Yorkshire’s homeless population. The agency has undertaken the task of collecting, assembling, and contributing various essential food items and toiletries.

The team meticulously packed over 30 bags, comprising a diverse array of items such as teabags, tinned vegetables, biscuits, and toothpaste. These provisions were destined for Homeless Hampers, a Leeds-based charity, which would subsequently distribute them to individuals facing homelessness and disadvantaged communities in Leeds, Bradford, and Wakefield.

In addition to the food drive, Dacre, Son & Hartley organized a Christmas jumper day across its 20 offices in North and West Yorkshire to generate additional funds for Homeless Hampers. This charity focuses on delivering essential hampers to those in shelters or on the streets, while also fostering engagement with those in need.

This charitable endeavour marks the latest in a series of initiatives by Dacre, Son & Hartley for Homeless Hampers. Earlier this year, the Burley in Wharfedale office of the firm created 40 hampers and contributed refillable water bottles. Furthermore, the agency actively supports the charity’s campaign, encouraging home movers and residents across Yorkshire to donate unwanted furniture and electrical appliances, offering them a second life with those in need.

Ben Hollings, from Dacre, Son & Hartley’s Skipton office, said: “We are always keen to support local charities that make a genuine difference to people’s lives and with several of our other offices already working with Homeless Hampers, we decided Christmas was the perfect time for our Skipton team to get involved as well.

“We collected a vast range of food staples and toiletries and packed them all into hampers so that the charity could immediately distribute them. Hopefully they will help to bring some festive cheer to people in need, as well as highlighting that they’re not forgotten and we’re already looking at how we can continue to support Homeless Hampers in 2024.”

Tina Suryavansi, from Homeless Hampers said: “It makes a difference when companies like Dacres collect and donate food, as it means we can pull together even more food parcels than usual. We already have various companies that support us regularly, whether that be donating food and drink, offering drop-off points, or allowing us to store our donations in a secure place – but we are always keen to find more! Individuals can also help by attending the weekly outreaches or organising collections, and we are also always looking for people who are willing to spend time with our service users, filling in forms for example.”

Dacre, Son & Hartley has also previously made two significant financial donations to Saint Michael’s Hospice and The Immanuel Project, a Bradford-based charity that helps vulnerable and homeless people.

Dacre, Son & Hartley was founded more than 200 years ago and is Yorkshire’s largest independent estate agent. For further information visit www.dacres.co.uk