Richmond charity announces funding appeal success

Just the Job users and staff celebrate ground being broken at the site of the charity’s new base.

A Richmond charity has announced the success of a winter appeal to raise funds towards its new headquarters.

Just the Job says it has hit its target of raising £50,000 which will unlock a further £50,000 in match funding.

The charity launched the Green Build fundraising campaign in 2019 to raise the £600,0000 needed to build a new base.

The winter match-funding appeal was launched to boost the campaign.

Just the Job Environmental Enterprise helps adults with disabilities to achieve their potential by doing work in the community.

The match funding for the winter appeal will be provided by the Earl of Ronaldshay, from Zetland Estates, who has already agreed to provide the land for the new, state-of-the art eco-building near the charity’s existing base on the Gallowfields Trading Estate in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Bruce Hunter, the charity’s chair of trustees, said: ““On behalf of all at Just the Job, I would like to thank everybody who has donated money to our latest appeal.

“This now allows us to move forward with our Big Green Build project and we have already made the first mark in the ground however we do know there is still a long way to go.

“With your help and support we are moving in the right direction. Thank you again for your continued support.”

Steve Biggs, Just the Job manager, said: “It’s brilliant. Everyone has been so generous.

“We are getting very excited that our dream of the last 5 years is actually happening. It’ll be so great to get this new space, it’s not just for us but for the whole community, with space for groups and other organisations and lots of new activities.

“Just thank you so much, and watch out for some fundraising events this year. Keep a look out on our Facebook page.”

Just the Job is planning a spring open gardens day on Wednesday, April 6 from 10.30am to 2.30om and a summer fair on Saturday, June 18.

For more information on the match-funding initiative and the Big Green Build appeal, visit https://just-the-job.org.uk/  or https://localgiving.org/charity/justthejob/