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International Service charity moves to new offices in Rougier Street
8:11am Wednesday 25th July 2012 in News
A YORK-based human rights charity has moved to new offices, after 25 years in Goodramgate, writes Oliver Todd.
International Service, which works in Brazil, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Mali and Palestine, has moved to Rougier House in Rougier Street, which it says gives the charity a better location for its training and assessment schemes for young people.
The move comes following the recent expiry of the charity’s lease at Hunter House in Goodramgate.
The charity has also recruited two new volunteers following the move, with scope to employ additional staff within its new open-plan office format.
The move to its new location also has cost benefits for the charity.
Catherine Newman, communications officer, said: “As a charity, we need to keep our running costs down and this move allows us to do that.”
Meanwhile, the York charity has revealed it raised £6,500 from the Live Below The Line campaign, in which 54 participants lived for a week on £1 a day for food and drink. The figure could rise, with Gift Aid potentially adding an extra 25 per cent to many donations.
In a statement, International Service congratulated those who completed the week-long task, and said “your support and participation helps us to work with the most marginalised people in global society”.
Across the UK, Live Below The Line raised more than £500,000 for a range of anti-poverty charities, with 2,950 people taking part.
International Service has been supporting people in developing countries to improve the quality of their lives for 60 years. It recruits development workers who undertake long-term projects aimed at improving lives.
You can donate to International Service online by visiting justgiving.com/internationalservice/