Year: 2020

Dec 10, 2020

Ditch Your Duvet Raises Over 5000 Pounds To Tackle Local Youth Homelessness

Kids, parents, students and long-time supporters of SASH got creative recently and took part in Ditch Your Duvet, a virtual sleepover to raise money to tackle youth homelessness. The charity’s first fully virtual fundraiser saw supporters choose an unusual place to sleep around their home or garden and get sponsored for the challenge. From bathtubs …

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Nov 13, 2020

Homeless Charity SASH Shares Name Change For East Coast Operations

Local homeless charity, SASH (Safe And Sound Homes) have announced the renaming of their operations in the Yorkshire coast area of the county to SASH Yorkshire Coast. The name change reflects a new apportionment of SASH services, focussing more of the charity’s vital support services in locations with the highest need. SASH Yorkshire Coast will …

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Nov 11, 2020

Meet the ‘Duvet Ditchers’!

We’re sure you’ve heard by now about SASH’s virtual event coming up on the 27th November. In our first fully virtual fundraising event, we’re inviting supporters to ditch their duvets for the night and choose somewhere totally different to sleep – all in the name of fighting youth homelessness! As well as the novelty of sleeping somewhere different, ‘Duvet Ditchers’ can get involved in a jam-packed evening of …

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Oct 29, 2020

Ditch Your Duvet with us this November!

SASH are inviting local families to join in the fun at their first ever virtual ‘sleepout’ event. Taking place on the 27th November 2020, participants of Ditch Your Duvet are asked to choose an unusual place in their home to sleep for the night all in the name of stopping youth homelessness in our community. …

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Aug 4, 2020

SASH is a Proud Living Wage Employer

We’re delighted to announce that we are now an Accredited Living Wage employer. But what does this mean and why is it important to us? What is the Living Wage? The Living Wage is a voluntary UK wage rate that businesses and organisations can subscribe to. It is higher than the government’s interpretation of the …

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Jul 30, 2020

SASH’s ‘Open Doors’ Campaign Wins Campaign of the Year at Institute of Fundraising Yorkshire Awards 2020

On the 29th July 2020, SASH were delighted to receive the 2020 Institute of Fundraising Yorkshire Awards for ‘Fundraising Campaign of the Year’. We’re very proud of our team and so thankful to all our amazing supporters who helped make the Open Doors campaign a success. Launched in late 2019, Open Doors focused on maximising …

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Jun 15, 2020

Take on Lap of Yorkshire Challenge to Help End Youth Homelessness

Teams across Yorkshire are being urged to take on a virtual lap of Yorkshire to raise vital funds for SASH (Safe And Sound Homes). The charity has launched its Lap of Yorkshire fundraising challenge in an urgent call for more funds to deal with a predicted influx of referrals for their services. SASH supporters are …

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Mar 19, 2020

Sleepout fundraiser cancelled but charity urges donations to help continue vital work

SASH’s (Safe and Sound Homes) annual Sleepout fundraiser, due to be held in York on Friday 3rd April, has been cancelled due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. As ever, the health and well-being of staff, young people, hosts, volunteers and supporters is extremely important to the charity – and never more so than …

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Mar 19, 2020

Operations at SASH (Safe And Sound Homes) during the COVID-19 outbreak

The health and well being of the charity’s staff, young people, hosts, volunteers and supporters is extremely important to the charity – and never more so than during this unsettled time. Based on the government guidelines, SASH has taken the decision to close its offices in York and Scarborough from Wednesday 18th March 2020 until …

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Mar 17, 2020

Important update: fundraising & donations at SASH offices during the COVID-19 outbreak

SASH’s work is only possible with the generous support of many people; but it’s important that we don’t compromise your health or that of our staff. From Wednesday 18th March 2020 the SASH offices in York and Scarborough will be closed until further notice: Staff will be working from home to support Young People and …

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