Kent business pledges to help the homeless

Second-generation family business, Bedfont Scientific Ltd., has chosen to dedicate all their fundraising efforts to local charity, Porchlight, for one year

Local medical device manufacturer, Bedfont, has chosen Porchlight to be their Charity of the Year. On Friday 22nd June, the company held a small launch to kick off the fundraising year and reached £75 in one hour alone, making a promising start to their target of £3000 for the year.

The event consisted of a small company picnic with the chance to buy cupcakes and pay to enter miniature competitions, plus a visit from Kate Boulding, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Porchlight, and Alan, someone who had personally been helped by the Charity.

Porchlight, based in Ashford, help people from all walks of life with all types of problems and abilities/disabilities by offering shelter, counselling, advice, skills and more, including a focus on mental health. With a particular focus on helping the homeless, the charity aims to help people solve their issues and overcome their obstacles so that they may live to their full potential.

Jason Smith, Managing Director at Bedfont, comments, “Thanks to the great weather and the excellent support of the Bedfont family at the launch, I have no doubt that we can smash our £3000 target. We have some great fundraising events planned throughout the year and I’m pleased that all proceeds will go to Porchlight to help the homeless around Kent. It was truly an eye-opener to hear Alan’s story and I’m glad that our fundraising efforts will be helping more people get back on their feet.”

Kate Boulding, adds, “When local companies fundraise for Porchlight, it ensures that we can continue helping the most broken and vulnerable people in our society. We are very grateful to Bedfont Scientific for supporting us this year and wish them all the best with their fundraising.”