For the fourth year running, Ben Wilson, senior sales negotiator at Marsh & Parsons will sacrifice his own Christmas celebrations to volunteer at London's homeless charity, Crisis.
Every year, ten Crisis centres across London open their doors between the 23rd and 31st December to support the homeless. Ben, who will be based at the Hammersmith Centre, will ensure that those who pass through the doors receive hot meals, health checks, a clean set of clothes, a hair cut and a bed for the night.
Ben said "I decided to start volunteering for Crisis because I find it shocking that such a wealthy and developed capital like London, has so many homeless people. I wanted to show my support during, what is for many, an incredibly lonely time of year. I really felt I was making a difference to so many people and that's why this will be the fourth year I've been involved."
Touched by Ben's commitment to such a worthy cause, Marsh & Parsons showed its support to the local homeless community last year, by encouraging all 300 of its employees to donate food and clothes to a charity box held within every office. Marsh & Parsons will do the same again this year throughout all of December in a bid to collect even more on behalf of Crisis.
Peter Rollings, CEO of Marsh & Parsons said "As soon as I heard Ben's story, I wanted to show my support. There aren't many people who would give up such a precious time of the year, and with so much compassion. I will certainly think of Ben, the Crisis team and all those visiting the centre on Christmas day, and hope that the donations received by our employees will go some way in helping such a worthwhile project."
Wednesday, 30 October 2013