In one of her first receptions as Prime Minister, Theresa May hosted a reception for homelessness charity The Passage at 10 Downing Street last night.
The Prime Minister thanked The Passage’s dedicated volunteers and supporters for their commitment to the charity, and also paid tribute to the work of The Passage since it was established in 1980, during which time over 100,000 people have been helped via their day, accommodation and employment and training services.
Invited guests also watched a stunning musical performance by Baritone Mark Stone. Mr Stone is performing at The Passage’s annual fundraising concert ‘A Night under the Stars. The recital takes place on the 8th November 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall, London. The American themed classical concert takes place same night as November’s US Presidential election.
The Prime Minister said ““Homelessness is one of the burning injustices of our society, and charities like The Passage work tirelessly to help those in need.
“Through the Spending Review we committed more than £500 million to tackle homelessness and its causes. But we rely every day on the selfless work of the staff, volunteers and supporters who dedicate themselves to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and I was delighted to welcome them to Downing Street and hear more about their work.”
Mick Clarke, Chief Executive of The Passage said: “We were delighted to be able to hold a reception, in the presence of the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street, to thank all our supporters for their continued help which ensures that The Passage is always be there for those with nowhere else to turn to”