Businesses at Brackmills Business Improvement District (BID) are supporting the local Afghan resettlement scheme.
Brackmills (BID) has donated an initial £1,000 which will help to pay for essential items. The BID, as part of its commitment to supporting the wider environment and communities, has also pledged ongoing support.
Brackmills BID Chief Executive Sara Homer said: “We are delighted that as a Business Improvement District we are able to support the new arrivals from Afghanistan. So many of us have all been affected by the news surrounding this awful situation.
“This is just the start of our ongoing journey to help support this worthy cause. There’s going to be a big push in Northampton to help feed, home and clothe the refugees, as well as help to find them employment within the county. Our donation will help them to create a new life away from the chaos that they have been subjected to.”
Brackmills BID’s donation has gone to Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire, the organisation raising vital funds on behalf of the local community.
The money will be sent to organisations that are providing front line advice and support to the 130 families coming into Northamptonshire this week. Due to the extreme urgency of the situation, businesses are coming together to get essentials to the families as swiftly as possible.
Along with the donations from the BID businesses, emergency accommodation and care are being assessed by West Northamptonshire Council and its health and emergency service partners.