Taunton based charity ‘Get Home Safe’ has been selected as one of the many charities across the UK being supported by the Co-Op Community Fund.
Get Home Safe was founded in 2014 by Helen Evans after the tragic death of her nephew Ross Paterson, who was walking home from a night out in Taunton when he was tragically killed when crossing the road.
The charity aims to raise awareness about the importance of staying safe on a night out and having a plan for getting home safely to help to prevent this kind of tragedy happening to another family.
Helen told Tone News in a recent interview:
“Ross was a wonderful young man with so many rare qualities and I was so incredibly proud of him. If we can help just one family from going through what my family are, then we would have achieved something. This charity is Ross’s legacy and we are determined to make a difference.”
Since starting the charity, the small team of trustees have set up the ‘Taunton Safe Hub’ with St Johns Ambulance who regularly sets up in the town centre helping vulnerable people, who have perhaps had too much to drink, get home safe.
The Co-Op is supports organisations that make a difference in their local communities and in coming together, can achieve great things.
If YOU would like to help support this local charity please sign up and become a Co-Op member today by asking in store, or visiting the website for more details.
Every time a member shops at a Co-op store 1% of what they spend on selected own branded products and service goes to their selected community fund.
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