Glitter ball sponsored by Michael Graham Estate Agents helps homeless in Milton Keynes
A black tie glitter ball was hosted by Michael Graham estate agents and the Milton Keynes Citizens Advice Bureau to help homeless people in the city.
Guests at the Newton Park Barn in Newton Blossomville enjoyed dinner, dancing and entertainment during the fundraising evening on Saturday, October 13.
The money raised from The Glitter Ball will enable the bureau to place an advisor in the MK food bank who will be on hand to help visitors get back on their feet and not have to rely on its services in future.
A spokesman for the event said: “Milton Keynes is in the grip of a homelessness crisis. It is in the top 50 worst areas in the Country for homelessness, and in the South East of England only Brighton has a higher level of homelessness.
This year Michael Graham and Milton Keynes Citizens Advice Bureau have partnered together to raise money for a cause which covers one of the most basic of human rights: the right to shelter.
Simon Hill of Michael Graham said: “We at Michael Graham are all fortunate enough not only to live in comfortable, safe houses, but also to sell some of the most desirable homes on the market. Our partnership with the Citizens Advice Bureau aims to draw attention to the issue of homelessness and to give back to a charity which is local to our business.”
As the UK’s largest advice provider, the Citizens Advice Bureau is equipped to deal with any issue, from anyone, spanning debt and employment to consumer and housing plus everything in between. Their team of volunteers, supported by a small team of paid staff, operate telephone, face to face and email advice services that are available to anybody who wants to use them.
Advice is confidential, impartial and free of charge, with most of work being supported by a mix of donations, charitable grants and some funding from central and local government.
In addition to providing support, Citizens Advice aims to influence, change and affect the policies and practice that affect people’s daily lives.