The Mortgage Sleep Out has raised more than £100,000 for its charity partner, End Youth Homelessness.
The milestone was reached at 7.12pm on 3 December thanks to an anonymous donation of £1,500, which pushed total fundraising for the event, including Gift Aid, to more than £100,000.
On Friday 30 November more than 1,000 people from more than 70 businesses spent the night sleeping on the streets to raise money for Mortgage Sleep Out at over 35 events across the country.
Rob Jupp (pictured), CEO at Brightstar Financial, said: “When we first started planning Mortgage Sleep Out, we set our sights high with an extremely ambitious target of £100,000 and I am completely overwhelmed that so many heroes have come together and delivered such a Herculean effort. It means that we are helping EYH to provide over 4,000 days of support for homeless young people across the UK. But we’re not done yet. Every extra £25 puts a roof over a young person’s head for a day, giving them the healthcare, education and employment they need to turn their lives around.
“The Just Giving page is still open and our musical heroes, Mortgage Industry Collective (MIC) will be releasing their charity sing, Take Me Home, in the next few days. Let’s see how much more we can raise to help eradicate homelessness.”
Alan Cleary, managing director at Precise Mortgages, added: “This is a fantastic result for Mortgage Sleep Out. The generosity of our industry means that thousands of young people in desperate situations will have the support they need to get back on their feet.”
Donations to Mortgage Sleep Out can still be made at:www.justgiving.com/campaign/mortgagesleepout