At ESE we aim to support our local community, focusing on local charities. We chose to donate to the Streetwise Shoebox Appeal as we understand Christmas can be a really difficult time for many and wanted to do what we can to help.

Streetwise provide a loving environment, food, and clothing to some of the most vulnerable adults in Leeds City Centre, with many of their beneficiaries homeless. Others are in sheltered accommodation and many suffer from alcohol and/or drug addictions. Streetwise offers a befriending service and a friendly social atmosphere.

We donated 20 shoeboxes to the appeal, filled with essential items such as hats, socks, and food as well as Christmas gifts to help those in need within our community.