A CHARITY battling for survival, has received a generous cash boost, thanks to a local company.
Just the Job Environmental Enterprises, a Richmond-based charity for young adults with disabilities, was recently the victim of a heartless break-in at its Gallowfields Trading Estate base, when power tools worth thousands of pounds were stolen.
Following a golf tournament held at Catterick Garrison, the charity has received a £700 cheque from Mr Andrew Harburn, director of Period House Store which distributes fireplaces, hand-built kitchens, flooring and doors. His firm is also based on Gallowfields.
Mr Harburn said: “Just the Job has had a tough year so it’s great to be able to give them the proceeds of our golf day. I very much hope it will help them to continue to provide worthwhile work opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged people.”
Just the Job manager Julie D’Arcy said: “This is a great example of how local businesses here on the Trading Estate are working together through very tough economic times.
“Period House supplied our wood-burning stove and they also advertise our logs for sale so we value this link very highly.
“We’d like to thank Andrew, his staff, and the golfers for their kindness and Catterick Golf Club who provided refreshments.”