Days of action to help homeless

Yorkshire Building Society is aiming to raise �750,000 over the course of the partnership to support over 700 homeless young people into their own rented homes.
Yorkshire Building Society is aiming to raise �750,000 over the course of the partnership to support over 700 homeless young people into their own rented homes.

Two Yorkshire Building Society branches in the area are holding days of action in support of a new three-year charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).

The Dewsbury branch holds its first action day on Monday 20 February while the Cleckheaton branch holds its event on Monday 27 February.

The Dewsbury branch on Church Street will be raising funds for EYH through colleagues selling EYH trolley coin key rings and holding a “give our bear a home” competition, a tombola and a cake sale.

The Cleckheaton branch on Northgate will also be raising funds selling EYH trolley coin key rings and holding a “give our bear a home” competition.

Yorkshire Building Society is aiming to raise £750,000 over the course of the partnership to support over 700 homeless young people into their own rented homes.

EYH brings together local charities as a national movement to end homelessness among 16-25 year-olds in the UK.

An estimated 83,000 young people in the UK are homeless and, according to latest figures, 158 young people in Kirklees received some homelessness support from their local authority in 2015/16.

Sarah Graham, manager of the Dewsbury branch, said: “We are proud to launch our new partnership with End Youth Homelessness and hope our customers and members of the public in Dewsbury really get behind us.”

Mark Palmer, manager of the Cleckheaton branch, said: “This partnership is at the heart of what we do at Yorkshire Building Society. As an organisation we pride ourselves on helping people become financially secure and achieve everything they can, including having a place to call home.”

Rosie Mellor, Partnership Manager for End Youth Homelessness, said: “Every year 83,000 young people are homeless in the UK.

“Through our partnership with Yorkshire Building Society we will not only be supporting 700 homeless young people into their own rented homes, we will also aim to break down the barriers that homeless young people face.”