LOCAL COVENTRY CHARITIES TO HOST JOINT EVENT TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS
Homelessness charities St Basils, YMCA Heart of England and Cyrenians have come together as part of the City of Culture ‘HOME’ festival to host the Coventry sleepout taking place Saturday October 9th going into Sunday morning October 10th which is world homeless day.
Steve Rainbow, St Basils events manager said: “St Basils, YMCA Heart of England and Cyrenians are working tirelessly in Coventry to prevent homelessness and support people who are experiencing hardship. To help us to do even more, we are holding a fundraising sleep-out event in the ruins of old Coventry Cathedral.
“The event challenges people to sleep out for a night and help raise money so that more young people don’t have to experience the plight of sleeping rough for real.
David Wootten, Fundraising and donations coordinator at YMCA Heart of England added, “All the money raised by this unique event will go towards supporting young vulnerable people in Coventry who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness.
“Research conducted by YMCA found that just one in four young people who are homeless (26%) believe the public care about youth homelessness. We hope that this event will show that there are many people who care, and that by coming together to raise vital funds we can support even more young people to build a better life.”
Caron Williams, CEO of Coventry Cyrenians added, “Anyone is welcome to attend and we are urging individuals, groups of friends or companies to sign-up to take part.
“Lots of businesses are getting involved and we’d urge as many as possible to come on board and support your local homelessness charities to help prevent youth homelessness in Coventry.”
If you would like to take part in the City of Culture ‘HOME’ festival sleepout, please click the button below to register and you will be directed to the Coventry City of Culture payment site to book your tickets (ticket prices vary between £10-£20)
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