Charity that houses homeless people in a double decker bus gets help from business in Milton Keynes
A homelessness charity in Milton Keynes which offers people shelter in a converted double decker bus has been given building materials as it plans a move to more permanent accommodation.
The Bus Shelter MK , which currently has its bus parked in a local car park, has been offered the chance to over the council's former landscaping depot on a 10 year lease.
This week the charity received £500 store credit from leading builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse as part of the Selco Stars initiative.
They plan to use to the funds to help renovate a unit to be used by homeless people in the town.
Bus Shelter MK spokesman Pam Williams said: “We offer a route out of homelessness for people sleeping on the streets of Milton Keynes and have provided a temporary home to more than 70 people since opening in March 2018.
“We are currently based in a converted double decker bus in a car park but we have been offered a 10-year lease from Milton Keynes Council to take over a former landscaping depot.
“The existing unit needs to be completely refurbished and the exterior landscaped.
“These materials will be a huge boost and will help us to get the job done. We are extremely grateful to Selco.”
Carine Jessamine, marketing director at Selco, said: "The charity does amazing work to help ease homelessness in Milton Keynes.
“Securing this unit from the council is a big step forward for the charity and we’re delighted to be able to help them get it ready for use.
“This is a great example of how Selco Stars is making a big difference to communities across the UK.”