The industry event Mortgage Sleep Out, which aims to raise funds for the homeless, has named charity End Youth Homelessness as its official partner.
The brainchild of Brightstar financial chief executive Rob Jupp, the idea for a sleep out was first mooted in early August.
The idea soon gathered momentum, with the hashtag #MortgageSleepOut trending highly on Twitter and more than 40 firms confirming their interest within a few days.
The date for the fundraiser has since been set for Friday 30 November.
End Youth Homelessness is a UK-wide network of local charities that aims to tackle the problem of young people living on the street by targeting four areas: housing, health, work, and prevention. Among its support work the charity provides accommodation, funds, and programmes as well as a rent deposit scheme.
End Youth Homelessness managing director Nick Connolly comments: “The Mortgage Sleep Out is 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!”
Those interested in taking part in the initiative can find more information at www.mortgagesleepout.com