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Yorkshire Building Society to go the distance to end youth homelessness

22 May 2017

Yorkshire Building Society will be under starter’s orders from Monday, 22 May as they aim to go the distance in support of its charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).

Colleagues around the UK will be 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 16-25 year-olds in the UK.

Jo Taylor, Community Manager at Yorkshire Building Society, said:

We are going to be getting a move on with static bikes, treadmills, rowing machines and walking in support of our partnership with End Youth Homelessness and hope our customers and members of the public across the country can dig deep to help us go that extra mile.

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

Over the course of the partnership we have set ourselves the challenge as a Society to cover a distance of 83,000km, which is over twice the circumference of the Earth, to reflect the 83,000 young people that are homeless in the UK each year.

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.

For more information please visit www.ybs.co.uk/societymatters

 

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