Date: September 2017
FLOYD MAYWEATHER TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE HOMELESS
WAG works with thousands of homeless people sleeping rough on Britain’s streets, helping to improve the conditions they face by recruiting volunteers and providing food, clean clothing and career opportunities. Following an initial meeting in London with WAG, and Floyd’s International management team, they were so impressed with the efforts of the Working Action Group and their team of volunteers, that he has offered this VIP package, which includes seats at the ‘weigh in’ and behind the scenes access to the fighters, to a willing partner.
Following the fight Mayweather will return to the UK to take part in a fundraising tour to raise £75k to convert the first of Working Action Group’s ground-breaking fleet of Multipurpose Mobile Homeless Units. Juliet Ryan, Project Manager of WAG’s Action for the Homeless project explained; “Our plan is to take a fleet of disused London buses and convert them into Multipurpose Units for the homeless. Each ‘bus’ will have the ability to serve up to 5000 hot meals a year as well as providing those sleeping rough with a place to shower, fresh clothes, access to the internet, training and career counselling, and even sleeping pods so they can sleep on the bus in emergencies.”
Homelessness is a growing problem. Research carried out recently found that in England over 4000 people are sleeping rough every night and in 2016 over 8,000 people were seen sleeping rough on the streets of London. Juliet Ryan concluded; “For so many people, homelessness is not a choice. We want to hear the story behind a person’s homelessness, and use our ‘homeless’ buses to provide access to the personal services and career opportunities that too often we take for granted”.
Click here<https://youtu.be/EHaLPq2k4es> to watch video impression of converted Multipurpose Mobile Homeless Unit.
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NOTES FOR EDITORS:
Working Action Group is a Not For Profit community organisation run by volunteers to benefit and enhance the community for all. Our projects include Action for the Homeless and Action for Diversity & Equality.
Our Action for the Homeless project supports homeless people throughout the UK and has recently been donated a double decker bus by Blackpool transport which we plan to convert into a Multipurpose Mobile Homeless Unit.
The aim is to improve the conditions, faced by homeless people by recruiting a team of volunteers, to assist in the distribution of food, clean clothing and hygiene products. This includes the sourcing of job opportunities, work experience and sign posting to relevant organisations that can offer the required support.
T: 07747 566596