"Homelessness isn’t just a London or city issue, but just as prevalent in local communities"
Tonight's Mortgage Sleep Out event will see over 1,000 people from the mortgage industry spend the night sleeping on the streets to raise money for End Youth Homelessness.
Mortgage Sleep Out has already raised over £60,000 for its partner charity and the fundraising will continue with a mass sleep out around the country tonight, with more than 70 businesses taking part in over 35 events.
Those not taking part in an event are able support Mortgage Sleep Out by making a donation at: www.justgiving.com/campaign/mortgagesleepout
The official music video for Mortgage Sleep Out’s charity single, Take Me Home, will feature footage from those sleeping out taken from images and videos shared using the #MortgageSleepOut hashtag.
Rob Jupp, CEO at Brightstar Financial, said: “In the mortgage industry we spend our entire working days providing homes and shelter for people across the UK. This is our chance as one industry to unite and make every effort possible to end homelessness in the UK.
"Thousands of people around the UK are in desperate need of the support that End Youth Homelessness and other amazing charities provide. So, I am joining my colleagues at Brightstar to sleep out to raise awareness and raise funds. Either join us or donate today.”
Mark Davies, managing director of mortgage services at Link Asset Services, commented: "Homelessness isn’t just a London or city issue, but just as prevalent in local communities. It’s a huge issue we must tackle, particularly for young people, and Mortgage Sleep Out is a fantastic opportunity for the industry to come together and get behind an excellent cause.
"Hopefully the event will raise awareness of a really difficult issue and encourage more people to get involved. By helping to raise money for Mortgage Sleep Out and its charity partner, End Youth Homelessness, we can help give much needed support to young people struggling with homelessness and rough sleeping.”