Arena Flowers, one of the UK's leading ethical florists, who have partnered with Crisis since 2019, have raised vital funds in support of our In This Together emergency coronavirus campaign to help those who are most vulnerable at this time. Arena Flowers’ generous donation of £12,500 will support Crisis in helping the thousands of people hit especially hard by the outbreak and allow us to adapt the way we work to meet the immediate needs of our members and keep our services running.
John Hackett, M.D. of Arena Flowers said:
“Arena Flowers are committed to improving lives in every community we touch. Whether through working only with Fairtrade farms in Kenya, or planting trees to combat poverty and deforestation in Haiti and Mozambique we are determined to be a force for good. We're ambitious and optimistic about the impact each business and individual can make if they commit to improving lives and, working with Crisis in support of the 'In This Together' campaign, we've been reminded of the challenges that face so many people here in the UK. We're fortunate to be able to help and urge anyone else who can to do so.”
Arena Flowers’ support will go towards Crisis’ critical efforts to help those who are among the most exposed to the impact of coronavirus. We have been distributing emergency food and wellbeing packages to people who have been sleeping rough and those in temporary accommodation, as well as phones and remote technology so we can continue providing advice and support remotely.
Crisis have also established an emergency grants fund to support other homelessness organisations, helping us work together and meet the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK.
Thank you so much to all the staff at Arena Flowers for your support and generosity at this critical time, and we look forward to continuing our work to end homelessness with you throughout the year!