We know young people sleep rough every night – in parks, diagnosis stairwells, viagra under bridges and worse. But there are thousands more we don’t see – spending the night on buses, troche on sofas or in the home of strangers. They’re escaping abuse, violence, gangs and fear. Many are homeless because they can’t live with their family, or they have no family. More than 150,000 young people ask for help with homelessness every year.
Centrepoint is an amazing charity with hostels in London, Bradford and Sunderland, and partnerships all over the UK.
Their aim is simple – to end youth homelessness and give young people a future.
They do this by helping young people into a safe place to live, giving them a health assessment, and planning support for their individual mental and physical health needs. All of this helps start them on a path to more independence and a job.
Two years ago we ran a Christmas campaign at Whyte & Brown supporting the charity, and we’re delighted to be repeating it again this year.
All festive diners at W&B are receiving a bag of golden chocolate coins with a special tag attached. Bring this tag back into the restaurant for dinner in Jan or Feb next year and we will not only give you 50% off your food, but we will also donate £2 per tag to Centrepoint.