Category: youth homelessness

Aug 14, 2019

Thanks to everyone for helping SASH unlock £25,000

We made it! Thanks to our amazing supporters we have reached our Pledge target of £6,250. This will help us unlock total donations of £25,000 through The Big Give, the UK’s biggest online matched donor. Christmas should be a time of joy and spent with loved ones. Sadly, for young homeless people it can be …

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Aug 13, 2019

A visit to Bempton Cliffs

Three of our young people in the East Riding enjoyed a day out at Bempton Cliffs,  spotting Kittiwakes, Herring Gulls and Gannets. Keah, Jordan and Natalie had a great time learning interesting bird facts such as that gannets mate for life and that ½ a million seabirds visit the cliffs to nest and reproduce between …

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Aug 6, 2019

A special host treat in Scarborough

Tea in the courtyard Some of our lovely hosts in Scarborough were treated to an afternoon tea by their young people early this month. A group of seven of our lodgers had just completed a six-week cookery course, learning to make nutricious meals as well as cakes and biscuits. They decided to celebrate what they’d …

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Jul 26, 2019

Ahoy there!!!

Jolly Lodgers on the Ouse Four of our Supported Lodgings young people aged 17 to 20 had a fantastic day at the York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge earlier this month, thanks to our wonderful supporters at Britcab. The crew was made up of Ollie, Suzan, Georgia, Kieran, our Britcab colleagues and other lovely supporters. Everyone …

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Jul 12, 2019

Thank you Jess, and farewell!

We are very sorry to be saying goodbye to Jess , who is leaving us for the bright lights of London after four years as a SASH host in Selby. Jess has helped over 20 young people in her time as both a Nightstop and Supported Lodgings host. Jess started hosting because of her own …

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Jun 14, 2019

SASH at York Pride

Our young people had a great time at York Pride again this year We enjoyed a special spot right at the front of the parade thanks to our friends at York Dungeon, whose theme this year was Dungeons and Drag Queens. Given the unpleasant weather, the group’s suncream supplies proved sadly superfluous! Nevertheless, our intrepid …

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Jun 12, 2019

We took over York Dungeon!

Our lodgers enjoyed a night out with a difference last month as they took over York Dungeon. For the third year running, our wonderful supporters at the York Dungeon offered our young people the opportunity to take the place of the professional actors and lead visitors through some of the more gruesome aspects of York’s …

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May 23, 2019

Thank you Sainsbury’s Scarborough

We were delighted to meet our supporters from Sainsbury’s in Scarborough yesterday We were there to say thank you in person to Sharron and her colleagues, who have provided much appreciated support for our work in the area over the past year, not least by raising over £2,000 for SASH! As well as raising money, …

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May 9, 2019

SASH Active at the RSPCA

Helping out and puppy-hugging! Our team of young volunteers put their gardening and DIY skills to the test last week, building a wildlife area in the grounds of the RSPCA in York. Five young people aged between 17 and 25 all got stuck in, helping with groundworks, path and turf laying, digging and making a …

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Apr 25, 2019

A home make-over for Jean

Our Enable team does it again! Our award-winning Enable project saw our wonderful young people take on a new challenge last week: a home make-over for 72 year old Jean Fennell, who has just moved into a new flat at Glen Lodge. While the flat was better suited to Jean’s needs than her old home, …

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