2nd January 2019
The Southampton Property Association’s nominated charity for 2018 was The Society of St James, who offer safe accommodation for the homeless in Southampton.
The Association ran various events throughout the year culminating in a glitzy Extravaganza Charity Ball at the Grand Harbour Hotel, which raised a staggering £8,919.70 from raffles, table games and an auction.
A cheque was recently handed over at the SPA’s Christmas Jumper frolics to Operations Director Jane Smith who commented “The Society of St James (SSJ) sends a huge thank you to the members of Southampton Property Association (SPA) for the £8,919.70 raised through your fundraising efforts in 2018”
“SSJ’s current strategy is to invest in more properties in the city that we can use to offer safe, long-term accommodation to people experiencing homelessness. We believe that a lack of appropriate, affordable housing is a big factor in the increasing numbers of adults facing homelessness. Each house that we buy provides accommodation for five to six adults who would otherwise be homeless.”
“The money donated by SPA will be put towards the refurbishment costs of a property we have just purchased in Southampton. Thank you again – you have been tremendous”
Are you involved in property in Southampton, then visit the SPA website www.southamptonpropertyassociation.co.uk to find out how to become a member and join this ever growing popular association.
Pic caption: left Vice Chair, Victoria Mant of the SPA handing the cheque to Jane Smith, Opertions Director of The Society of St. James.