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Parallax Launches Simon on The Streets Website

Parallax, a Leeds digital agency, has completed its website development project for local homeless charity Simon on The Streets. 

The £40,000 project is the product of Parallax’s annual charity initiative, after the Parallax Team decided they want to help tackle the issue of homelessness locally.

Now celebrating ten years of being in business, Parallax has spent the last six months planning, designing, and building a bespoke website for the charity, to help raise awareness and ensure the charity’s message reaches everyone.  Online one-off and regular donations can be made via JustGiving, and the Simon on The Streets team can now add content, meaning that they can promote events and fundraising activities with ease.   

Dario Grandich, director of Parallax comments:

“Homelessness is obviously a big problem and we want to contribute to the solution, supporting organisations like Simon on the Streets with what we do best so that they can do what they do best. 

Our employees are keen to help solve the homelessness problem in the area. We have supported St George’s Crypt over the last few years and when a Simon on the Streets Trustee approached us for a quote to help fix the existing broken website, we knew we could help tell their story in best possible way with a new website, and so we took it on as our goodwill project for 2020.”

The new website allows the charity to raise awareness and promote its work and ways to get involved.” 

Parallax began in 2010 with four founders, and now has a team of 40. The company has worked with global firms including NASA, Unilever, and Leeds-based Smart Search. 

Fahad Khan, development manager at Simon on the Streets added: 

“We cannot thank Parallax enough for building us a fantastic new website. It has enabled us to promote our events, volunteer and fundraising opportunities easily and we’ve already seen an increase in people signing up to events which we’re now able to easily upload. 

Having such a professional platform is key to onboarding supporters. We receive no government funding and rely solely on the public and business community so that we can continue providing emotional and practical support to those who need it. Our role as a charity is to tackle the behavioural issues and mental illnesses that result in homelessness, and we would not be able to do this without the fantastic corporate support we receive locally.”


To view the new website visit https://simononthestreets.co.uk/

Featured photograph is the Parallax Team.  Provided by MacComms.