A couple of years ago, PenLife made the decision to support one local charity per year. Since that decision and with the kind help from our clients, we have raised £10,000 in 2019 for Dementia Forward and £3,000 in 2020 for York Mind.
The time has come to unveil the PenLife Charity of 2021 and we are thrilled to announce that we will be supporting SASH.
SASH is a charity which helps to prevent homelessness in young people aged 16 to 25 throughout North and East Yorkshire. When young people are facing homelessness, SASH can offer a spare room in the home of a trained volunteer and support to move forward. Without SASH, these young people would be surfing sofas, in hostels or ending up on the streets.
In terms of how funds make a difference:
- £10 could pay for bus or train fare to get a young person to safe accommodation for the night.
- £30 could pay for a winter coat for a young person with no belongings.
- £300 could pay for vital mental health support or employability workshops to get a young person into work.
- £1,700 could pay for one-to-one mental health and emotional support for a vulnerable young person for a year.
It is difficult to predict what the future will hold, but unfortunately as the economic impact unfolds, young people are likely to be the hardest hit. SASH are determined to continue to support these vulnerable young people to the best of their ability – and PenLife are extremely proud to give their support to such a worthy charity.
To donate, visit our fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/penlife-associates1
PenLife Associates are proud to support SASH
Registered Charity Number 1054890.