Homeless sleep out – Stapleford
Inspired to sleep out….
Students in Stapleford are to sleep out in the cold in order to raise funds, clothes and food for homeless young people.
Around a dozen students from Inspire, which helps people to gain skills to get into employment or training, decided on the challenge after being inspired themselves by local charity Broxtowe Youth Homelessness (BYH). They will take part in the organised Sleep Out on Thursday 5th March.
Inspire’s Kerry Stanley said: “The reason we are doing this is to see what it feels like to be in a less fortunate position, to help a local charity and local young people. The students have collected cardboard boxes to sleep in for the night.”
Broxtowe Youth Homelessness is based in Stapleford and helps young people aged 16-25 across Notts and Derbyshire. The charity is now in its 35th year and has helped over 300 young people in the past two years alone.
It focuses on giving young people the support they need to empower themselves to build a better future. It also works with schools across the area to help teach pupils about the realities of homelessness. Many of its staff are former service users who have been supported to turn their lives around.
Nationally, around 83,000 young people experience homelessness in the UK every year.
To donate to the cause contact Kerry Stanley, Stapleford Young Peoples Centre, 8 Church Lane, Stapleford, Nottingham, NG9 8GB
To donate direct go to: www.broxtoweyouthhomelessness.org.uk