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    Encon gets on board local charity project

    6th April 2017


    Encon Nevill Long’s Fareham branch is delighted to join a host of local businesses getting involved in an exciting new community charity initiative to help homeless people in Portsmouth.

    Following a successful 4 years coordinating the annual Rucksack Project – gathering and distributing useful provisions to help the homeless during winter, charity founders Joanne Vines and Sammy Barcroft have launched phase two of their mission – The Bus.

    Sourcing an old Double Decker, kindly donated by Stagecoach, the enthusiastic fundraisers are aiming to completely fit out the bus, creating a warm and welcoming shelter with sleeping, eating and washing facilities for the local homeless community.

    Converting the shell to make it fit for purpose is no small task and the charity has been calling on support from local businesses and trades people to complete the project. Responding to the plea for help, Encon’s Fareham branch teamed up with their merchant customer Covers Timber to donate a supply of Celotex insulation.

    Speaking of the charities work, Branch Director Jason Eastland commented, ‘it’s fantastic to be able to help such a wonderful local project make a difference to the community. The bus will offer real support to those in need and it’s been brilliant working with Covers to deliver something to make the bus a welcoming space.’ 

    Aiming for completion within 10 months, the project is already storming ahead thanks to the generosity of people around the region, meaning the launch has been brought forward to September.

    To find out more about The Bus and its fundraising mission, click here