Meet the Northampton businesswoman who is a new trustee for the Hope Centre after years of fundraising
The Brackmills BID CEO has taken part in the charity’s Sleep Out campaign and the Ride for Hope events
A Northampton businesswoman has been named as a new trustee for the Hope Centre after years of volunteering and fundraising for the charity.
Sara Homer, CEO of Brackmills Business Improvement District (BID), has been an unofficial ambassador for the homelessness charity and raising funds for the last five years.
The CEO has taken part in the annual Sleep Out campaign and the annual Ride for Hope cycle ride - events which raise money to support the charity's work including helping people on the streets to find accommodation, access to support and food, if needed.
Now Sara has been named as a newly appointed member of the trustee board and is looking forward to the challenge and extending her work with the Hope Centre.
Sara said: “I originally got involved with The Hope Centre when I took part in the Ride for Hope.
“After working with the team, I then started to do more and more with them.
“It’s such a great charity that genuinely helps those who really need it.
“I am delighted to be named as a new trustee and I am looking forward to working with the charity more in the coming years.”
Robin Burgess, CEO of The Hope Centre, added: “We are delighted to welcome Sara Homer as our newest trustee.
“Sara brings with her not just an active commitment to the Northamptonshire community but also a wealth of professional experience as CEO of Brackmills BID.
“Given that we strive to get people into work and training, and can help companies develop CSR programmes, Hope is very proud of its links to the business community. Sara will add to those relationships.
“We are all looking forward to working together with Sara to forge ahead with the much needed and invaluable work that the Hope Centre does for homelessness.”
As CEO of Brackmills BID, Sara works with many companies both across the industrial estate and in the wider community, which she hopes will help with her work for the charity.
Visit the Hope Centre's website to find out more about the charity and the work it does.
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