It makes me extremely proud that Morgans has been a key supporter of St George’s Crypt in Leeds for well over a decade and our team has just taken this to the next level by spending a weekend refurbishing the charity’s Armley shop, as well as raising money through a supermarket bag packing event.
St George’s Crypt is based in Leeds city centre and has been on the frontline of support for homeless, disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the city and its surrounding areas since 1930.
As a successful Leeds based business, we’re in a great position to be able to lend our support to people who could benefit from a leg-up and some help and after more than 10 years, it’s great that we can still come up with new and creative ways to support St George’s Crypt.
Our teams from Morgans’ offices on Dock Street in Leeds City Centre and Otley Road in Headingley, have transformed the charity’s shop and café, which is located on Town Street in Armley, by completely decorating it, fitting new carpets and making a range of other interior improvements.
In addition, members of our 40-strong team then spent a Saturday bag-packing at Morrisons supermarket in Guiseley, where they raised almost £900 for the charity.
It was incredibly heartening to see so many of our team give up their own time and get involved with such a worthwhile cause. Everyone really enjoyed it and at the end of the weekend, it was hugely rewarding to stand back and see how by working as a team, our hard work could make such a positive difference so quickly.
This summer I was also invited to join forces with St George’s Crypt to launch a new property development company with a board of directors consisting of some of the city’s leading property and construction experts. St George’s Crypt Development Company will now provide homes and community facilities for homeless and disadvantaged people throughout Leeds and we’re looking forward to unveiling our first schemes imminently, so watch this space.