Midland teams help
homeless and women's shelters
A Jackson team near Nottingham has donated essential winter supplies to a homeless shelter.
The Friary, a local charity, is two miles from Colwick Country Park, where Jackson is refurbishing the Holme Sluices structure on behalf of the Environment Agency.
The donation is in response to the Friary’s appeal for supplies to help those without homes survive the winter. Jackson Senior Project Manager Ben Staniland, who is a Scout Leader in his spare time, put his expertise into practice and sourced seven full kits, each made up of a sleeping bag, large rucksack, thermal flask and survival bag.
The charity said donations make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people in Nottingham at this time of year.
First Avenue - donation
Over in Birmingham, the Jackson team building a flood defence at First Avenue in Selly Oak has connected with a nearby women’s centre and put some money towards essentials including toiletries, baby food, nappies and hygiene products. The women at the shelter often leave dangerous situations with nothing. This includes young mothers and girls escaping forced marriages.
The team is now looking at how Jackson STEM ambassadors can work with the centre on careers education, both for teens planning their future, and women desperate for a glimpse at a possible new life.
Friary donation - CROP

'Gifts such as yours are vital, as the Friary continues to use its resources to provide essential support to the homeless and vulnerable in our community.'