A Crawley Van Centre has gone the extra mile to help a local charity after lending a van to aide harvest donations for the homeless.
Eurovans, based on Overdene Drive, has lent a Volkswagen Transporter to Crawley Open House to allow local church and school harvest donations to be collected within Crawley and the West Sussex area.
Crawley Open House is a charity that cares for people suffering from the effects of homelessness, unemployment, loneliness, discrimination, or social exclusion by providing drop in day centres and a direct access hostel.
Established in 1982, every year up to one hundred and fifty harvest donations are collected, ranging from food to clothes and blankets, and having use of the Volkswagen Transporter is invaluable to saving time and money, as Peter Mansfield-Clark, director of Crawley Open House explains.
He said: “Eurovans has been extremely kind in lending us use of a Volkswagen Transporter. In just four to five weeks, we are able to collect enough food to last until June 2011.
“Eurovans has been excellent and it is great to have the support of a local business.”
Bruce Smithson, director of Eurovans said: “It is fantastic to see a charity doing so much for the community and sourcing necessities for those who visit the shelter. We trust that the van helped with loading the donations and wish them the best for the future.”