Alison Suttie (Baroness) and I - Olly Grender (also Baroness) are fundraising for Depaul UK. This will be our third year of sleeping out just once a year for this charity. Depaul UK is a fantastic youth homelessness charity providing housing and support to 16-25 year olds who do not have a safe place to sleep. According to government figures, the number of young people sleeping rough in England increased by 28 per cent, between 2016 and 2017. No young person should find themselves sleeping on the streets. Depaul UK believe that every young person deserves a home and a stake in their community, which is why they work tirelessly to provide the stability and support young people need to progress beyond homelessness. In 2017, they supported 3,763 young people empowering them to lead better, more independent lives. This year, to raise vital funds for the emergency and preventative services they provide nationally, Alison and I will team up again and will be sleeping out at the Kia Oval on Wednesday 10th October. That evening before the sleep out we will hear from Depaul staff about the great work they've been doing. We will then buy some cardboard from Depaul and bed down for the night. We will be cold, we will be uncomfortable, we will be getting a really bad night's sleep but we will be together in supporting young people who face homelessness in the UK and we will be trying to understand a little better what they are going through. Thank you so much for your support, we really appreciate it pounds or pence all gratefully received!
2018 Depaul Sleepout
Sleeping out for one night in October for Depaul UK because it is a small reminder of what others go through
We are Depaul UK, a youth homelessness charity providing housing and support to 16-25 year olds. On Wednesday 10th October 2018, we will be sleeping out in the stands of The Kia Oval cricket ground to raise funds for our vital services.
Charity Registration No. 802384