Giving back to the Community: Witley Jones donate services to local charity

Witley Jones manufacture storage lockers for YSS

Last year we were delighted to give back to our local community by donating our services to West Mercia based charity YSS.

YSS is a charity providing community based support services for vulnerable people with complex needs, and who face difficult life challenges, including Young Carers. The charity  strives to seek a society where all people feel safe and have the opportunity to lead positive and constructive lives, and to achieve their potential.

We were contacted by Sharon Toy, YSS Assistant Accountant, as she was looking to purchase storage lockers for their new offices in Blackpole, Worcester. After learning about the work that the charity does, Dave Manser, Business Development Manager at Witley Jones Furniture, decided to support the charity by providing the lockers free of charge.

The 12 bespoke lockers that we donated to the charity were needed to provide their keyworker staff with somewhere they could lock away their valuables and have a personal storage space.

Lorraine Preece, Chief Executive at YSS was “overwhelmed to learn that Witley Jones Furniture offered to pay for the cost of new bespoke lockers for use by YSS staff at our new offices in Blackpole, Worcester. This news has been really exhilarating and the lockers will be enjoyed and used for many years, particularly by our key workers who are often out and about in the community as well as working in the head office in Worcester”

“I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone at Witley Jones Furniture for deciding to support YSS. Such generosity in what are tough times for the voluntary sector, where demand for our services has never been so great yet funding is constantly being reduced, is so greatly appreciated. You have given us all such a wonderful boost, thank you.”

It has been a pleasure to deal with everyone at YSS, and be able to provide something tailored exactly to their needs without having to worry about cost. The lockers look great and it’s only a small way of us thanking them for the great work they do.