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Helping homeless young people this Christmas

Yorkshire Building Society staff Michelle Wright and Adam Waterfall showing their support for homeless young people. Picture by Richard Walker/Image North
Yorkshire Building Society staff Michelle Wright and Adam Waterfall showing their support for homeless young people. Picture by Richard Walker/Image North

Homeless young people are being given a helping hand this Christmas.

The North Shields branch of Yorkshire Building Society is supporting them as part of its charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).

A total of 35 homeless young people will have a home of their own this Christmas thanks to the Society-funded Rent Deposit Scheme for EYH.

The scheme is the first project of its kind to be rolled out on a national scale, and provides practical help to homeless young people ready to move out of supported accommodation.

People in North Shields can help support EYH by buying a set of the charity’s Christmas tree decorations for £1 per design, from the branch, on Bedford Way.

Nick Turnbull, manager of the North Shields branch of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “As Christmas is traditionally a time for giving, we want to give homeless young people the best gift of all, a home.

“Through our partnership with End Youth Homelessness we are providing help for young people in need, but this is only possible thanks to the support we receive from customers and the public in North Shields.

“By buying a set of our Christmas decorations or making a donation, you will be helping homeless young people at one of the most difficult times of the year.”

Nick Connolly, managing director of End Youth Homelessness, said: “I would like to say thank you to all the customers and members of staff who have contributed so far.”

“Through their donations and support we are able to help more homeless young people this Christmas.”

To find out more about the Society Matters strategy, please visit www.ybs.co.uk/societymatters