CAMA were proud to sponsor our partner Single Homeless Project (SHP) and provide practical help with their preparations for Pride in London that took place on 2 July this year.
CAMA’s Director, and close friend of SHP, Michelle French says “We support the SHP and their hostels throughout London with ongoing donations of essential household items via our reuse & sustainability services. And so we felt it was important for us to provide practical support for this wonderful celebratory event and at the same time, help promote the issues around homelessness and the LGBTQIA+ community”.
In typical CAMA style, we rolled up our sleeves and provided practical support to the SHP team. We provided a curtain side vehicle to allow them plenty of space with their float. Guided them with logistics, and provided space in our yard to paint, prep & put their float together.
We were delighted to get our film & TV partners and local Barking neighbours Location One on board! Who generously donated the generator to the SHP for the float. Thank you Crispin Hardy for your help!
Tara Carty, Engagement and Volunteer Manager at Single Homeless Project, said “It was a true life experience , all made possible by our amazing sponsors CAMA ASSETSTORE , Location One Ltd & Benchmark Scaffolding Limited & London Soundhire – thank you”
Single Homeless Project and the LGBTQIA+ Community
This was the first time the SHP attended Pride in London.
According to recent statistics shared by SHP, people from the LGBTQIA+ community are more at risk of becoming homeless and therefore in need of their vital services.
They work in communities across all 32 London boroughs, providing support and accommodation, promoting wellbeing and enhancing opportunity for thousands of people across the capital. Their diverse and flexible services tackle a wide range of needs and include specialist support for particularly vulnerable groups.
CAMA has been supporting the SHP’s work in London since 2019 – delivering and donating equipment, household items and clothing to their hostels. You can find out more about the work of the Single Homeless Project here.