Portsmouth bank aims to raise funds for homeless

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A BANK will be holding its first day of action to help put an end to homelessness.

Yorkshire Building Society’s Portsmouth branch has joined up with End Youth Homelessness, a national movement to end homelessness among 16 to 25-year-olds in the UK.

Yorkshire Building Society aims to raise £750,000 over the course of three years to help more than 700 homeless young people settle into their own rented homes.

Staff in the business’s Commercial Road branch will be raising funds for the charity on Friday, March 3 by selling trolley coin key rings and holding a ‘give our bear a home’ competition.

Portsmouth branch manager Emma Palmer said: ‘We are proud to launch our partnership with End Youth Homelessness and hope our customers and members of the public in Portsmouth really get behind us.

‘Our action days will raise funds for rental deposit guarantees, home essentials grants, and practical help for homeless young people seeking to live independently.’