PROPERTY industry charity LandAid is calling on over 1,000 property professionals across the country to come together to endure one night outside and SleepOut on Thursday 2 March, to raise funds to support young people between 16-25 years facing homelessness.
This year, the LandAid SleepOut is bigger than ever, by expanding to include the first ever Scottish location.
All funds raised at the Glasgow SleepOut will be directed to a charity or project(s) supporting young people in the local area. This could be to a charity such as Barnardo’s, who have recently received a grant from LandAid towards the creation of four new build 1-bed Gap Homes for care leavers aged 16 to 26 in and around Glasgow.
Each LandAid SleepOut participant will be asked to raise over £166 to support the project, giving young people the structure and support they need, to build a brighter future.
Wide support has already been shown across the property and real estate industries, including Glasgow regional sponsor, Hollis.
Craig Munro, Regional Head at Hollis said: “Hollis are delighted to be a sponsor of LandAid’s first ever Scotland SleepOut. Having supported the event in England for many years we know the impact it has in bringing the property industry together to raise money to help end youth homelessness – a vital cause that we must all do our bit to tackle.”
Paul Morrish, Chief Executive, LandAid, said: “I am thrilled that we are taking the LandAid SleepOut to seven different locations across the country as well as virtually, for 2023. Bringing in our Scottish partners for the first time this year is so exciting! It is very special that we are now on our fifth year of getting property professionals together for our annual SleepOut. Each year I have seen this event grow and grow. I am so proud. With brilliant events like this, LandAid can continue to support young people in building stable futures and enabling them to have a place to call home. You can create more safe and secure homes for those that have nowhere else to turn. I ask for all your support in making the 2023 LandAid SleepOut the biggest yet!”
122,000 young people approached their local council for housing support last year alone. Sadly, many of these were left unsupported and therefore rely on the vital care that charities provide in local communities across the country. Now, this support is more valuable than ever.
Register for the LandAid SleepOut 2023 here: https://bit.ly/3JYhgDE