Headline Sponsors, Clapham & Collinge Solicitors
On Friday 9th October 2020, we’re challenging you to STAY:UP all night to help us end youth homelessness in Norfolk and Suffolk. Whether you STAY:UP solo or as part of a team or a family, the challenge is simple: Tackle your tiredness, fight the fatigue, banish bedtime and whatever you do, don’t fall asleep! Get sponsored for your challenge and your one night without sleep could help a local young person to turn their life around.
We want to end youth homelessness. In the UK every year, 103,000 homeless young people find themselves trapped in dire circumstances both at home and on the streets [source: End Youth Homelessness).
Each night, we provide a safe home and support for over 100 vulnerable local young people aged 16-25. That’s over 40,000 safe nights every year. With your support, we can help more local young people who have been going through difficult times.
Staying Up is the new Sleeping Out
For the last 5 years, we’ve asked our to Sleep Out to help this local work to prevent youth homelessness. In 2019 alone, our flagship fundraising events in Norwich and Ipswich raised over £110,000, a record breaking amount for our charity, helping local vulnerable young people to take their next steps to leading successful independent lives.
But 2020 is different. As much as we love Sleep Out, with the impact of Coronavirus and current guidelines, the events in their usual format aren’t possible this year. (Although you can still ‘Do your own Sleep Out’ – please talk to us to get involved.)
That’s why for the first time ever instead of Sleeping Out we’re challenging you, our amazing supporters, to STAY:UP to end local youth homelessness. Are you #UpForTheNight?
Part of something big
We’re proud to be a member charity of End Youth Homelessness – a UK-wide network of charities joining forces to tackle youth homelessness. With other member charities also Staying Up over the nights of 8th or 9th October, you can be part of a national fundraising event from the comfort of your own home.
You can STAY:UP as an individual, a family or as part of team of friends of colleagues. You can do it your way – as long as you keep safe and follow current social distancing guidelines. Under 18’s are welcome to take part in this event but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
On the night
Through the wonder of technology, we’ll be connecting with you throughout the night to share content with you and activities to keep you awake and motivated! You may also want to do your own activities too – maybe exercise, gaming or playing games. Whatever you do, stay awake, stay safe and tag us on social media.
Sign up to stay up
It’s easy to take part:
- Register via Eventbrite to take part. It’s just £5 per household to register.
- Set up your online fundraising page to support The Benjamin Foundation via Virgin Money Giving
- Start fundraising!
Once registered, we will email you a fundraising pack with all the information you need about supporting STAY:UP.
We’d like each person who Stays Up to aim to raise £100 – but if you can’t reach that target, don’t worry – every penny you raise helps us to tackle youth homelessness locally. If you reach your £100 target, fantastic – keep going!
Thank you for your support with this NEW event for 2020 #StayUp #UpForTheNight
If you have any questions, please contact our team on firstname.lastname@example.org
In this video Charlotte explains why our fundraising events, such as STAY:UP, are so important.
I like the support because it has helped me cope with worries and believe in myself.