How a Stalybridge bank are helping to end youth homelessness
Monday 22nd May 2017 @ 12:42 by Adam Higgins
Business Stalybridge

The Stalybridge branch of Yorkshire Building Society will be holding an action day on Wednesday (May 24) in support of its charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).

Colleagues at the branch on Melbourne Street will be selling cakes, holding a guess the sweets in the jar competition and selling EYH trolley coin key rings in support of the partnership.

Other Society colleagues around the UK are cycling, rowing, running and walking to raise funds for EYH as the Society takes up the challenge of travelling 83,000 kilometres over their three year partnership – one kilometre for every homeless young person in the UK.

EYH brings together local charities as a national movement to end homelessness among 16 to 25 year-olds in the UK.

Janet Turner, Manager of the Stalybridge branch of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We are proud to be in partnership with End Youth Homelessness and hope our customers and members of the public in Stalybridge dig deep to help us support such a worthy cause.

“We will be raising funds for rent deposit guarantees, home essentials grants, and practical help for homeless young people seeking to live independently.”

According to latest figures, 198 young people in Tameside received some homelessness support from their local authority in 2015-16.

Yorkshire Building Society aims to raise £750,000 over the course of the partnership to support over 700 homeless young people into their own rented homes.

Rosie Mellor, Partnership Manager for End Youth Homelessness, said: “Yorkshire Building Society colleagues are really stepping up with this fantastic fundraising challenge which helps to raise awareness of the shockingly high number of homeless young people in the UK.”

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