More than 1,000 people from the mortgage industry will spend the night sleeping on the streets to raise money for Mortgage Sleep Out tonight, Friday 30 November.
Mortgage Sleep Out all has already raised over £60,000, including Gift Aid, for its partner charity, End Youth Homelessness, and the fundraising will continue with a mass sleep out around the country tonight.
More than 70 businesses have signed up to take part in over 35 events.
Those not taking part in an event are able support Mortgage Sleep Out by making a donation at: www.justgiving.com/campaign/mortgagesleepout
Those braving the elements tonight are reminded to share their experiences with as many people as possible to increase awareness of how tough conditions can be and help raise more donations and to use #MortgageSleepOut when sharing posts on social media.
The official music video for Mortgage Sleep Out’s charity single Take Me Home will feature footage from those sleeping out taken from the images and videos that you share.
Brightstar Financial chief executive Rob Jupp says: “In the mortgage industry we spend our entire working days providing homes and shelter for people across the UK. This is our chance as one industry to unite and make every effort possible to end homelessness in the UK.
“Thousands of people around the UK are in desperate need of the support that End Youth Homelessness and other amazing charities provide. So, I am joining my colleagues at Brightstar to sleep out to raise awareness and raise funds. Either join us or donate today.”
Link Asset Services managing director Mark Davies says: “Homelessness isn’t just a London or city issue, but just as prevalent in local communities. It’s a huge issue we must tackle, particularly for young people, and Mortgage Sleep Out is a fantastic opportunity for the industry to come together and get behind an excellent cause. Hopefully the event will raise awareness of a really difficult issue and encourage more people to get involved. By helping to raise money for Mortgage Sleep Out and its charity partner, End Youth Homelessness, we can help give much needed support to young people struggling with homelessness and rough sleeping.”
More information about Mortgage Sleep Out is available at www.mortgagesleepout.com