Kier Construction supports Shekinah’s new community centre at Stonehouse Creek

Building Plymouth member Kier Construction Western & Wales has donated £1,500 to the crowdfunding campaign for Plymouth’s homelessness charity Shekinah, to help furnish their new centre at Stonehouse Creek.

Opening in January 2024 after the refurbishment works are completed, Shekinah will move from their current location in Bath Street to the purpose designed centre to continue supporting people who are experiencing all forms of homelessness.

Presenting the cheque, Doug Lloyd, Regional Director at Kier Construction Western & Wales, said: “Shekinah are a wonderful charity that works hard to support people experiencing all forms of homelessness and we are delighted to support their crowdfunding campaign for their new centre.

“As a business with a real connection to the city and people of Plymouth, we hope our contribution will go towards making a tangible difference to the facilities they are able to provide and the people they support.”

Offering a wider range of services needed to tackle health and wellbeing inequalities in the local community, Shekinah’s new centre will provide expanded community facilities; health services; training, education, employment and housing services; and a café. By better integrating the services from a wide range of local providers and enabling delivery of these critical services from this new single site, the Stonehouse Creek centre will significantly improve access for the city’s most vulnerable people.

John Hamblin, Chief Executive at Shekinah said: “This very generous donation from Kier Construction has helped us smash our crowdfunding target and is another great example of a local construction business supporting Shekinah in making a difference in the local community.

“The money will be used to help furnish our new Stonehouse Creek centre to create a warm, welcoming, and safe space for people using Shekinah’s services.

“We believe that the people we support deserve better and we hope that by creating an inspiring space, people will feel more confident in tackling some of the issues that they face.”

The ambition to raise £20,000 has surpassed all expectations with over £35,000 committed for Shekinah’s crowdfunding campaign which will enable the charity to invest in furnishing the new centre with high quality furniture and equipment.

To find out more about this successful crowdfunding campaign visit