Charity of the Year 2022 Announcement

St Paul’s are delighted to announce that we have been chosen by two local organisations as their chosen charity to support this year.

Hewett Recruitment

Hewett Recruitment have recently announced they have selected St Pauls Hostel as their charity of the year for the 22/23 financial year. The two organisations have agreed to partner for 12 months, with the local recruitment company dedicating all fundraising efforts to St Paul’s to ensure maximum impact.

Supporting local charitable organisations has always been an important part of Hewett Recruitment’s commitment to the community. Following a recent MBO, Hewett Recruitment is now owned by Laura Hewett and Ben Mannion and the two Directors are determined that this contribution continues as the business evolves.

Laura commented “St Paul’s is an incredibly proactive local charity, helping people get out of homelessness, then back on their feet and into employment. We felt this was a really good match for us as we can not only raise funds, but also utilise our skills to volunteer, helping with employability skills and support”.

Ben added “Jonathan Sutton and the team at St Paul’s play a key role in supporting vulnerable people in the local area. Hewett are delighted to be able to support the charity in various ways over the next 12 months, including employability training, voluntary hours for maintenance activities, support with recruitment and of course, awareness and fundraising support.”

Jonathan Sutton CEO, St Paul’s commented “We are tremendously lucky to have a unique opportunity that brings together Hewett Recruitment’s unparalleled expertise, their networks and an infectious can-do culture to help people live through homelessness.”

Image: St Paul’s Hostel, Jonathan Sutton and Hewett Recruitment Ben Mannion, Owner/Director, Charlotte Archer, Recruitment Consultant and Verity Hudson, Strategic Marketing Director

Worcestershire Advance

We at Worcestershire Advance are proud to partner with St Paul’s Hostel as our Charity of the Year for 2022. We are always keen to support tailored, local causes within Worcestershire and could think of no charity more deserving than St Paul’s Hostel at present.  They provide integral support, guidance and help to those without a home, security, and warmth – things we all take for granted.

We were impressed by the words from Jonathan and Annamarie who explained how we can support this worthwhile cause and the difference the funds we raise we will make. It is with this in mind that we have committed to funding a peer mentor for 12 months, who will help provide residents with the skills and resources they need to keep their bikes well maintained. Our partnership is more than just raising funds though.  It is also about raising awareness in a bid to help those that St Paul’s Hostel so diligently and sensitively support.” James Osborne, Chair

Image: Martin Hannay, Director Worcestershire Advance & Jonathan Sutton, CEO St Paul’s Hostel.