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Industrial property company donates thousands to vulnerable women’s charity

PUBLISHED: 13:43 13 December 2016 | UPDATED: 15:10 13 December 2016

Andy Guildford speaking at the House of Commons about the success of Segro's London Community Fund.

Andy Guildford speaking at the House of Commons about the success of Segro's London Community Fund.

Emmanuel Ofosu-Appiah

A charity that supports vulnerable women, was one of 13 projects to attend a prestigious event at the House of Commons on Friday.

Havering Women's Aid outreach manager, Jo Calcott, left, and CEO Vicki Nicholson at the House of Commons.Havering Women's Aid outreach manager, Jo Calcott, left, and CEO Vicki Nicholson at the House of Commons.

Havering Women’s Aid received £5,000 from Segro’s London community fund, designed to support grass root community projects across the capital.

Launched in 2015, the fund has donated more than £60,000 to the community projects that help vulnerable people improve their lives.

Charity manager, Vicki Nicholson said: “Havering Women’s Aid was extremely grateful to receive £5,000 from Segro.

“The funding is for the employability project for victims of domestic abuse the funding and we are running groups to improve self esteem, practical advice, CV writing, job searching, interview techniques.

“The funding also went towards play therapy for children and after school clubs.”

Segro’s chief operating officer, Andy Gulliford said: “We are delighted to celebrate the successes of our London Community Fund and to see how our investment has really helped people and projects in the communities where we operate.

“Giving back to the community is part of Segro’s ethos and we look forward to continuing our support of local communities through this fund.”

Segro PLC is one of Europe’s largest industrial property companies and will redevelop 86 acres of brownfield land across Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Newham over 10 years.

The first part of the company’s ambitious plan is to create an innovation village for start-ups and working units for established businesses in Rainham which will in turn create jobs and help businesses grow.

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