A lorry-load of help from young homeless charity

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A Sheffield logistics company is raising the profile of a youth housing charity for homeless young people.

A Sheffield logistics company is raising the profile of a youth housing charity for homeless young people.

DBL Logistics on Tinsley Park Road, Sheffield, has given its support to Roundabout, which helps 150 young people in Sheffield every day, by adding the charity’s logo to its vehicles. The company warehouses and distributes more than 120,000 pallets of goods across South Yorkshire each year.

Roundabout is set to launch a new walk-in prevention service near Howden House in Sheffield. Amy Casbolt, fundraising co-ordinator, said: “DBL Logistics’ support will help raise awareness of Roundabout across South Yorkshire. Our funding from Government continues to be cut, so support from private businesses is crucial.

David Clarkson, managing director of DBL Logistics, said: “The charity’s branding on our vehicles is the start of our support for Roundabout and we look forward to working with them during the year ahead.”

Roundabout has an emergency hostel which provides a safe place for 19 young people to stay, as well as flats attached to the hostel for eight young people. The charity also has 45 bed spaces across the city and supports 80 people who are in their own tenancies and may be at risk of losing it. Go to www.roundabouthomeless.org for more information.