Colleagues swap their beds for sleeping bags to raise money for End Youth Homeless.

Colleagues participated in EYH’s national Sleep Out event, organised by End Youth Homelessness member charities across the UK. Sleep Out challenges participants to spend a winter’s night sleeping out in the cold, whilst raising money and awareness for young people facing homelessness.

In October and November 2017, 73 of our colleagues and their friends and family braved the elements to take part in Sleep Out fundraising events in Barnsley, Sunderland, Bradford, Edinburgh, Manchester and London in aid of End Youth Homelessness.

Mike Regnier, our Chief Executive, was one of 50 colleagues who slept out in Bradford at the city’s football stadium, Valley Parade. Mike said: “I’m so proud of all of our colleagues who have slept out in Bradford and in other parts of the country. Swapping our beds for a sleeping bag for one night was a small price to pay to raise over £33,000 for End Youth Homelessness.”

David Gordon, Joint Proprietor of local YBS agency in Berwick, Tyne & Tweed Mortgage and Investment Services, took part in the Sleep Out event in Edinburgh. He said: “The experience of sleeping on concrete paving was much harder than I thought. Combined with the never-ending noise of traffic, sirens, road sweepers, partygoers and rain from 3-6am it made me understand how important and worthwhile it was to support this good cause. If the money raised helps one person to have a proper place to sleep at night, then it was all worthwhile.”

A video of the event can be seen here:

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