Earlier this week, our Leeds consultants Joe Maw and Gurkirat Phull used one of their volunteering days to support the Zarach team as they delivered beds and mattresses to families living in poverty.
For the past two years, Zarach has been our Leeds office’s chosen charity, founded by deputy headteacher Bex Wilson who began by raising money to help individual students who were falling asleep in classes as they did not have beds and basic essentials.
Joe and Gurkirat were the first of several consultants who will be volunteering with Zarach in the run up to Christmas, and we heard from them about their experience:
“I’d heard of Zarach through the charity days we’ve done as an office, but it was great getting out there to see for myself all the fantastic work they do!
It felt really good going to deliver the supplies to families who need them most, and seeing how much of a positive impact it will have, though it was bittersweet knowing that while we were doing some real good, it shouldn’t have been necessary in the first place for a country which claims to be the sixth richest economy in the world. Seeing the extent of poverty which often slips under the radar was shocking and makes the work of Zarach all the more valuable.”
“I felt very proud that we played a small part in ending child bed poverty and following the Zarach mission statement. As a result of our efforts, at least ten families can have a decent night’s sleep.”
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