Centrepoint and Barnsley FC are inviting native companies and residents to tackle the problem of swapping their mattress for a sleeping bag for one night time in November to boost consciousness and very important funds for youth homelessness.
Charity fiftieth Anniversary Sleep Out.
Centrepoint and Barnsley FC are inviting native companies and residents to tackle the
problem of swapping their mattress for a sleeping bag for one night time in November to boost
consciousness and very important funds for youth homelessness.
The Sleep Out occasion, now in its third yr, is anticipating to surpass final yr’s efforts the place
over 100 native residents spent the night time in Oakwell Stadium and collectively raised over
The cash raised on the occasion will go immediately in direction of the native providers supporting
homeless younger folks in Barnsley; making certain younger folks in every city and metropolis can have
secure and steady lodging, the abilities wanted to dwell independently, assist with their
bodily and psychological well being alongside entry to coaching and training.
Centrepoint, the UK’s main youth homelessness charity, helps greater than 60 homeless
younger folks each day in Barnsley, and over 200 throughout Yorkshire.
Chloe Sykes, Centrepoint’s Senior Fundraising Officer, stated: “Whereas Sleep Out doesn’t intention to
replicate the fact of homelessness, participating in can assist spotlight simply a number of the
difficulties confronted by younger individuals who face homelessness. Sleeping on the ground, coping with
the chilly and the noise after which going through the subsequent day with little or no sleep.
“The occasion solely lasts one night time the cash raised may have an enormous ongoing impression on these
who sadly discover homelessness as their actuality. It’ll assist to assist weak younger
folks to achieve the abilities and confidence they should transfer on in to training, work and a
“This yr marks Centrepoint’s fiftieth yr in service so we wish to make this yr our greatest
Sleep Out but!”
The occasion takes place on Thursday 14th November on the residence stadium of Barnsley FC.
- Centrepoint is the main charity for homeless younger folks aged 16-25.
- Centrepoint helps over 15,000 homeless younger folks a yr.
- It offers accommodation-based and floating assist providers in London, Yorkshire, Manchester and
the North East. It additionally runs the Centrepoint Helpline.
- The Freephone Centrepoint Helpline is for any younger individual aged 16-25 who’s frightened about
homelessness. It’s open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. The Centrepoint Helpline quantity is:
0808 800 0661.
- Centrepoint’s work is about extra than simply offering a secure mattress for the night time; Centrepoint helps
younger folks to show their lives round by gaining important life expertise; tackling their bodily and
psychological well being points and transferring into training or employment.
- By way of coverage work, Centrepoint goals to affect public coverage, campaigning on behalf of the younger
folks it helps and homeless younger folks all through the UK.
- HRH The Duke of Cambridge turned Centrepoint’s Patron in 2005.