Sleepout Success!

Sleepout Success!

Apr 9, 2019

Sleepout Success!

£24,347 and counting!

That’s how much we’ve raised from the 2019 York Sleepout, thanks to our amazing supporters and volunteers.

A record 110 people took part last Friday night. There were and local businesses, individuals, families with children. As always, there was a wonderful atmosphere, a great buzz as people arrived, set up their shelters and met other supporters.

A mild night and no rain meant a lot of our Sleepouters were still wide awake at midnight, but by the early hours the temperature had dipped to around 2 degrees, resulting in a very early morning for some!

As well as record numbers of participants, there were some truly inspirational fundraising efforts going on. 13-year-old Wilson has managed to raise £790 on his own. His motivation was simple: “I wanted to help people that are less fortunate than myself. I always like to give out food and drink to the homeless when I’m in town, but this way I could raise money for SASH who can reach more people than I can, especially the young homeless.

Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we have far exceeded our £12,000 target. We are hugely grateful to everyone who raised money, slept out or donated items to help make our Sleepout such a success.

The money raised will go directly toward funding our emergency Nightstop and Supported Lodgings projects this year.

Thank you so much, we couldn’t have done it without you!

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