CAN will be donating an area of its desk space to London Emergencies Trust (LET) for approximately six months at CAN Mezzanine, Old Street.
The London Emergencies Trust (LET) is a registered charity that was established in March, following the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge on 22 March. LET aims to 'relieve sickness or disability, whether physical or mental, of victims of emergency incidents and their dependents.’
LET works with its fundraising partner, British Red Cross and is also supported by a number of other charitable foundations. LET distributes funds raised to support the victims of the terrorist incidents at Westminster, London Bridge and Borough Market and Finsbury Park. More recently LET is involved with providing charitable gifts to the next of kin and those injured and taken to hospital following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington on 14 June.
Gerald Oppenheim, Chair of London Emergencies Trust, said:
"We are very pleased and grateful to CAN that it is able to accommodate the LET whilst we work with all of those affected by the fire at Grenfell and the three terror related incidents in London. The office is in a prime location for us to work closely with our core partners, British Red Cross, based at Moorgate."
Andrew Croft, Chief Executive of CAN said:
“We are delighted to assist the LET with temporary housing at our CAN Mezzanine at Old Street as it is a disaster emergency relief for a UK cause centred around London where we have our main presence.”
CAN is a registered charity trading as a social enterprise and is committed to helping other charities and social ventures thrive, grow and maximize their impact. It offers business support services through CAN Invest and charity office space through CAN Mezzanine. CAN Mezzanine provide collaborative office desk space to 158 third sector organisations in four London locations.