King’s Lynn homeless charity celebrates meeting £50,000 fundraising target

The Purfleet Trust is celebrating reaching its £50,000 target. Pictured are (L) health and wellbein

The Purfleet Trust is celebrating reaching its £50,000 target. Pictured are (L) health and wellbeing coach Kim Johnson and volunteer Sue Burgess. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Thanks to a mammoth fundraising effort the future of a King's Lynn homeless charity has been saved.

Senior figures at the Purfleet Trust announced in October it had to meet a £50,000 funding gap in order to stay afloat over the winter months.

A £25,000 grant from the Tudor Trust helped the charity, which also received a £2,600 donation raised at this year's EDP Business Awards, reach its target earlier than expected.

Clients at the trust also pitched in the fundraising effort.

Paula Hall, chief executive of the Purfleet Trust, said: 'At winter people are a bit more conscious of how vulnerable people are when they are homeless. We feel people recognise that we contribute positively to the community not only helping homeless people but also helping the larger community.'

She added the trust would still rely on public donations.