Building society vows to help end youth homelessness

STAFF from the Portsmouth branch of the Yorkshire Building Society are doing their bit in the ongoing battle against youth homelessness.

Wednesday, 24th May 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 8:54 pm
Portsmouth staff of the Yorkshire Building Society fundraising for charity Picture: Richard Walker

Based in Commercial Road, colleagues will be walking, running, cycling and rowing for their partner charity End Youth Homelessness (EYH).

The team will also be selling cakes and selling EYH trolley coin key rings in support of the partnership.

According to statistics, 107 young people in Portsmouth received some homelessness support from their local authority in 2015/16.

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Manager Emma Palmer said: ‘We are going to be getting a move on in branch on a static bike in support of our partnership with End Youth Homelessness and hope our customers and members of the public in Portsmouth dig deep to help us go that extra mile.

Rosie Mellor, partnership manager for End Youth Homelessness, added: ‘Yorkshire Building Society colleagues are really stepping up with this fantastic fundraising challenge which helps to raise awareness of the shockingly high number of homeless young people in the UK.’