Hackney-based ticketing company Ticket Tailor has announced they are supporting the Hackney Night Shelter Christmas fundraising appeal by matching all donations made in December up to a value of £25,000. This means donations made by individuals will be doubled.
In addition to doubling-donations, Ticket Tailor is encouraging all of their local event organisers to gift a ticket to someone struggling with homelessness in London. Attending an event is something that people struggling with homelessness rarely get the privilege of experiencing.
Jonny White, Founder and CEO of Ticket Tailor comments, “Ticket Tailor is much more than a low-cost solution for event organisers to sell tickets online. Giving back and supporting our community has been part of our DNA since day one. We donate 1p for every ticket sold to climate charities, and are a proud certified B Corp, but we also feel very strongly about supporting local charities when they are particularly in need.”
He adds, “Now more than ever, with the cost-of-living crisis adding extra strain on homeless shelters, it’s a cause that’s not only right on our doorstep, but is one that’s close to the hearts of our team. We feel by matching all donations this December it’ll help encourage more people to give what they can to support this important cause. The team and volunteers at Hackney Night Shelter work tirelessly to support people in need, and we are in awe of their dedication to the community.”
Mark Palframan, Director of Hackney Doorways, on the increasing demand for temporary housing, “We have experienced a dramatic increase in the need for our services and have had to close our waiting lists. In the last three months there has been a 24% increase in the number of homeless people sleeping rough in London. With the cost-of-living crisis now affecting more regular folks, we are seeing an increasing number of people in full time employment who can no longer afford private rented accommodation.”
He goes on to say, “Thanks to Ticket Tailor's generous offer to double all donations made to our Christmas appeal, our target of £50,000 now seems much more achievable. It’s a huge relief given the need to re-house our guests and move the shelter to alternative premises by January 2023. At the new shelter we will be able to double the number of beds we can provide to those in need, so we’ll be able to have an even greater impact on the community thanks to everyone’s support.”