Mortgage Sleep Out announces their charity partner
Mortgage Sleep Out has announced End Youth Homelessness as their official charity partner.
The first ever Mortgage Sleep Out will take place on Friday 30th November 2018, with various sleep out events taking place throughout the UK. End Youth Homelessness has 4 main targets: housing, health, work and prevention. End Youth Homelessness want to raise national awareness and voluntary funds, to ensure a positive future for homeless young people. Every year, all member charities of EYH house and support over 26,000 young people that are facing homelessness. The idea for Mortgage Sleep Out came from Rob Jupp, CEO at Brightstar Financial, when he tweeted about how many ‘rough sleepers’ there were in London. Thereafter, Maria Harris, director of intermediary lending at Atom bank, replied to his tweet saying: “It’s heart breaking. And so, the Sleep Out idea quickly gathered pace, with the hashtag #MortgageSleepOut trending on Twitter and over 40 companies confirmed their interest in participating within just a few days. Nick Connolly, managing director at End Youth Homelessness, said the Mortgage Sleep Out was a brilliant idea. “It recognises that youth homelessness can end. “If we all do our bit and give homeless young people meaningful opportunities, they can overcome their dire circumstances and stand on their own two feet. “We are incredibly grateful that Rob Jupp, his colleagues and the mortgage industry have decided to help end youth homelessness. “We can do this.”