YBS socks appeal for homeless
YORKSHIRE Building Society colleagues in Southport are asking the community to donate new pairs of socks and other items to help support homeless people.
The Society is relaunching its monthlong Socktober appeal throughout October due to the impact of the campaign last year.
The campaign is part of the Society’s charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH) and to raise awareness of World Homeless Day tomorrow (Wednesday, October 10).
Donations of new pairs of socks, toiletries and interview clothes plus other items such as woolly hats, gloves, scarves, can be made at the Southport branch, on London Street.
The branch is also raising money for EYH and is asking the public to support Socktober by making a donation to the campaign and posting a picture of themselves online with their favourite socks tomorrow with the hashtag #socktober.
An estimated 86,000 young people in the UK are homeless and, according to latest figures, 52 young people in Sefton received some homelessness support from their local authority in 2016/17.
Graham Stukley, manager of the Southport branch of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “This is our second Socktober campaign and we are hoping to make it as sock-cessful as last year.
“This year as well as donations of socks, we are also asking for toiletries, interview clothes, woolly hats, gloves and scarves and every single item will go to a homeless person.
“We’re really proud of our partnership with End Youth Homelessness and providing help for young people in need.”
Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/socktober18 or by simply texting SOCT70 followed by the amount you would like to donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. www.spotleukaemia.org. uk
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Yorkshire Building Society colleagues James Paynter, Michelle Wright, Kiran Amin, Jackie Jenkins and Adam Waterfall launch Socktober campaign
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Yorkshire Building Society colleagues Kiran Amin, Jackie Jenkins and Michelle Wright launch Socktober campaign in partnership with End Youth Homelessness.