The Purfleet Trust was set up as a charity back in 1993 to provide help for single homeless people in King's Lynn and West Norfolk who were not eligible for help from the Council. Its services now include housing advice to help people find accommodation, support to help them maintain their tenancies, a rent deposit scheme and a day centre providing a daily hot meal and the opportunity to gain some essential life skills. The centre can be used as a postal address and there is free access to both computers and the telephone.
The organisation initially received funding from the then Department of the Environment, but for many years now has depended on funds from a variety of sources, including charitable trusts, the Borough Council, CRISIS, The Lottery and grants from Government offices. In addition there have been generous donations from members of the public, while the Purfleet Friends set up in 2010 have organised a number of successful fundraising events and in 2011 Frances Rayner and friends undertook the Three Peaks challenge and raised £7000 in sponsorship for Purfleet. In 2010 we topped the poll in the NatWest Community Fund vote and received £3,000 as a result and in 2011 King's Lynn Town Football Club nominated us as their charity for the year.
We are grateful to all our donors, but like most charities always need more. To donate, please use the Virgin Money Giving link above. Alternatively, please send a cheque made out to The Purfleet Trust to us at 5 St Anns Fort, King's Lynn, PE30 1QS or better still bring it in and see for yourself what we are all about.
The Purfleet shop is now open! For details click here.