Karen Harrison – Director
Amongst our partners are Ashtons Estate agents who have provided financial support, donations and a storage space within the city centre which has enabled us to store essential items that can be accessed easily and quickly when required. This space is invaluable to KEY and essential in us being able to support those in need.
Peter Docwra – Managing Director
We love working alongside the Tesco York Extra Community champions who have supported KEY for the last 6 months and continue to so by supplying essential items and supporting our Easter Egg appeal.
Caroline MacDonald & Petra Hilton, Tesco Community Champions
We are also happy to work with Appletons Butchers who regularly provide sausages, bacon, pies and many other items from their shop in Lendal, in addition to this they have recently run a voucher scheme whereby customers could purchase said voucher to then be given to those in need.
We are delighted to be supported by COWI who have supported us financially and by providing space and storage for our Christmas Gift Bag appeals whereby donations were sorted and stored for future use by our patrons. The much needed space for the overwhelming support this appeal receives every year is most appreciated.
We work closely with Haxby Co-op who run donation appeals on behalf of KEY collecting in store and have supported a number of projects run by KEY such as our Christmas Gift Bag appeal and Easter egg appeal. Their support has been amazing over the last few months since starting to work with us and we are very grateful to Colin and his staff for being a part of what we do.
By being part of the neighbourly scheme we now receive many donations from M&S Vangarde in York which are always of the highest quality and go down a treat with our customers, these include items that can be prepared by those who do have residences within York but may be vulnerable or financially deprived. This food can be a lifeline to them and their families. Liz & Eddie have worked particularly hard to get the scheme working as efficiently as possible with less waste going to landfill and KEY helping to feed bellies not bins.
Every week we have donations from Greggs of surplus sandwiches, pastries and cakes which are ideal to be taken away to see them through the night, these donations are always popular with our customers, in particular the sweet treats which are always first to go.
In addition to the partners listed above we MUST say a huge thank you to each and every single individual who has ever supported KEY since its inception, we never cease to be amazed at the response we get from both those local to York and further afield whenever we make an appeal.
KEY is not limited to working with the organisations listed above and we are actively seeking other organisations with whom we can partner to help with future projects to help the local homeless & vulnerable community.
For more information please email us.