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A mass sleep out event is being arranged in November to raise funds towards supporting homeless young people.
The sleep out event, arranged by Propertymark, aims to raise over £40,000 for the charity Centrepoint, in order to support homeless young people in the UK.
Over one hundred Propertymark agents will be taking rt in the sleep out event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the 21st November, in addition to presidents of Propertymark.
In 2017/18 more than 103,000 young people asked their local council for help because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness. Centrepoint offers practical on-the-ground support to homeless people age 16-25, focusing on providing a safe place to stay and the building blocks for an independent life.
The charity aims to eradicate grassroots homelessness and for fifteen years, Sleep Outs have been bringing people together to support this cause and raise vital money to fund their work.
Lauren Scott, President, NAEA Propertymark, who will be taking part in the sleep out, said: ‘I have learned a lot about the work that Centrepoint does and there are so many reasons that people find themselves without the basic stability and comfort that the rest of us take for granted. This is a fantastic opportunity for estate agents to come together and I encourage as many of our members as possible to take this step to change the lives of individual young people who are desperately in need of help and guidance.’
Phil Keddie, President, ARLA Propertymark, also taking part in the event, commented: ‘In these uncertain times, it can be very easy to overlook the homeless and take the basic amenities we have for granted. Centrepoint is working to change this by helping the young and vulnerable and giving them the protection and help they need to have another chance. This sleep out is an opportunity for the industry to give something back, to a part of society that has become lost and desperately needs our help.’
Any landlords wishing to make a donation to support the sleep out can do so via Propertymark’s JustGiving campaign page.