Education and action to tackle youth homelessness

16 July 2019

We love to shout about the importance of giving back to the communities around us and supporting people help those in need, not for recognition but simply because it’s the right thing to do. It’s in our DNA to reach out and do our best to help others, because we can and we should.

This year is a big year for us, we’re celebrating our 25th year, and never one to shy away from a challenge we’re aiming to raise £25,000 for charities close to Team CNG’s hearts. One of our 25 chosen charities, SASH, who support young people avoid homelessness recently hosted a fantastic event at CNG HQ sharing the importance of their work.

From emergency accommodation to longer term living solutions, they work with hosts and volunteers to give new futures to hundreds of young people across York, North and East Yorkshire. Last year SASH helped 335 young people avoid homelessness and arranged 1143 emergency stays, they really are an incredible group of people!

We heard inspirational stories about some of the young people SASH have helped move on from terrible circumstances to being happy, healthy and safe. Hosts told us why they opened their doors to help these kids and why it’s important for others to do the same. It’s safe to say everyone was touched by the stories we heard and were left feeling inspired and motivated to make a difference in some way. The whole morning just reinforced why SASH are one of our 25 specially selected charities in the first place.

Our £25K target is no easy task, but we’ve got a whole host of things planned to help us smash our goal – from sporting challenges to big events and smaller group activities, there’ll be plenty to get involved with!

If you want to know more about SASH or any of our 25 charities, head over to our Justgiving page.

 

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