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Youth Homelessness Charity Launches Musical Month

by Tom Preston
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Showcase your musical talents during Sing for SASH month this May

Local youth homeless charity, Safe and Sound Homes (SASH) are looking for people to sing and perform music by taking part in their Sing for SASH month. The campaign is a way of bringing people together whilst supporting the charity by raising vital funds to help young people facing homelessness in the region.

Supporters are invited to organise their own musical events during the month of May. Choirs, clubs, bands, schools, or groups of friends can fundraise by hosting talent contests, gigs, concerts, or assemblies. Events can be any size, so even family karaoke challenges at home can count. Providing the events are in aid of SASH, involve singing and help to raise funds and awareness of youth homelessness.

Businesses that may already have performances booked can help support SASH by asking for donations at their events, SASH can provide fundraising packs including donation tins, promotional posters and will help to publicise the events via the charity’s social media.

York musician and SASH Volunteer, Ross Bennett is backing the campaign again this year and said ‘Sing for SASH is a fun and easy way to help the cause. A collection tin or two on the bar and some encouragement on the mic between songs can really get results!’

SASH Fundraising Officer, Aimee Harding commented: ‘It’s great to be running Sing for SASH month again this year. We love seeing how creative our supporters can be and spreading joy through music helps people on so many levels. With a variety of live musical events taking place across May, people can enjoy themselves raise the roof and help raise vital funds for SASH in the process!’

SASH provides emergency accommodation for young people facing homelessness at a time of crisis and longer-term accommodation within its supported lodgings scheme, across North and East Yorkshire. Its housing model uses the homes of a network of hosts. Many 16–25-year-olds achieve more within a stable home environment than within other housing options.

Supporting a young person facing homelessness to build a brighter future is as much about tackling the root cause of their homelessness as it is about putting a roof over their head. That’s why SASH provides an enhanced support programme to its young people that is focused around being emotional resilience and wellbeing, education, employment and training to develop life skills to enable them to live and thrive independently in the future.

To offer safe accommodation and the support a young person needs to rebuild their life SASH needs to raise approximately £500,000 per year from supporters and donors within the communities it serves.

To get involved, sign up today by visiting https://www.sash-uk.org.uk/get-involved/sing-for-sash/ or email fundraising@sash-uk.org.uk Events will be posted on SASH’s social media channels follow @sashyorks on Facebook, @sashyorks on Instagram and @sashyorks on X.

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