Sleepout For Homelessness 2024
On Saturday 20th January a group of hardy (or passionate but foolish depending on your perspective) individuals are sleeping outside to raise money and awareness about the situation of homeless people. The event is being organised by The Yorkshire North and East Methodist District and Carecent. With all funds raised going to Carecent and Inspire North.
Originally inspired by a group of young people, this is the fifth year of the sleepout. In that time, the team have raised over £20,000, which has gone to local charities, Carecent, Inspire North and SASH.
Carecent is a breakfast centre for all homeless, unemployed or otherwise socially excluded members of our community. It operates from Central Methodist Church on St Saviourgate in the centre of York. They provide food, clothing and fellowship in a friendly and non-judgemental environment. The volunteer staff, listen, offer support and advice, collaborating with other agencies, when appropriate, to move people forward to an improved lifestyle. https://www.carecent.org.uk
Inspire North is the parent organisation of Community Links and Foundation, two charities leading the way in mental health and housing support across the North of England. Our goal is to create a world where everyone matters, building brighter futures for people within the health and social care sector through their family of organisations. Your donations can help us to continue to support vulnerable people experiencing homelessness, mental health challenges and domestic abuse. https://www.inspirenorth.co.uk
Charity number 1180693
The sleepout will be taking place at several locations across the centre of York, or you are welcome to run your own campsite, the team can offer resources and advice about how to do this.
To donate this year and help the team reach their target of £5000, click here: https://bit.ly/3S0wkEf