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White & Company unboxes its support for street sleeping fundraiser

White & Company unboxes its support for street sleeping fundraiser

White & Company will team up with YMCA Fairthorne group to deliver a street sleeping event.

All money raised will go towards local community projects and initiatives to help vulnerable young people sleeping rough on the streets of Southampton.

Participants in the YMCA Street Sleep event will build their own shelters to create a ‘pop-up village’ in the heart of Southampton’s Guildhall square on 15th March 2019.

The programme of events will kick off from 6pm onwards. It will include live entertainment and food provided by local restaurants.

Cardboard box challenge

White & Company will be donating several cardboard boxes to be used in the event. Including as part of the ‘Cardboard box Challenge’.

This challenge will ask participants to build the best, most durable shelters from the materials provided.

Shelters will be marked on visual presentation and their ability to withstand the elements. Think fairly lights and other sparkly decorations!

The event has been a great success in the past but this will be the first time it will be take place in such an iconic venue.

Corin Ball, YMCA event lead, said:

“We are really looking forward to what is set out to be a wonderful fundraising event with a great atmosphere. There is still time to join us, and we’re really grateful for the support received from John Lewis, White & Company, Mangos, Dominos, Rapid Relief, RS1 Security and Enhanced Care Services.”

YMCA Fairthorne Group is a local community charity. It helps deliver services to over 40,000 vulnerable children, young people and families across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

YMCA supports more than 100 young people in Southampton. Many of whom are experiencing challenges through homelessness, poverty and mental health. YMCA  provides them with advice and life skills to help them live independent and fulfilling lives.

For more information on taking part or volunteering for Street Sleep visit https://www.ymca-fg.org/fundraising/streetsleep. Or contact Corin Ball at fundraising@ymca-fg.org.

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