Launching Maxol's partnership with Simon Community are from left, Clive Serplus, Maxol Regional Manager; Noreen Kennedy, Simon Community Fundraising Manager and and Pauline Seaton, Carryduff Service Station.
Launching Maxol's partnership with Simon Community are from left, Clive Serplus, Maxol Regional Manager; Noreen Kennedy, Simon Community Fundraising Manager and Peter Robinson, Hilden Service Station, Lisburn.
PETROL retailer Maxol has announced a major partnership with Simon Community Northern Ireland, the voluntary organisation that provides accommodation, advice and community support to homeless people.
Maxol's partnership with the charity means that Simon Community collection boxes will be placed in over 200 Maxol service stations in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Every penny collected in local service stations will be donated to the Simon Community for use in this region, supporting it to respond and meet the needs of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness here.
Noreen Kennedy, Simon Community Northern Ireland's Fundraising Manager, said: We are indebted to Maxol for getting involved and supporting us in the work that we do, here in Northern Ireland."
The company also hopes to raise further funds via a `Maxol Carwash for Simon' promotion scheduled to take place during the summer months whereby the charity will receive a percentage of revenue from selected carwash facilities across the Maxol network over the course of the campaign.
Last year over 1900 individuals and families approached Simon Community in Northern Ireland for accommodation and community support services - a rise from previous years - a trend which may continue due to the tough economic climate.
For more information on Simon Community, real life stories or fundraising initiatives click www.simoncommunity.org or visit on facebook or calI 90 232 882.