Mortgage Sleep Out is set to take place tonight (30th November), with over 1,000 people from the mortgage industry sleeping on the streets to raise money for End Youth Homelessness (EYH).
Mortgage Sleep Out has already raised over £60,000, including Gift Aid, for its charity partner.
The fundraising will continue tonight with a mass sleep out around the country, with more than 70 businesses taking part in over 35 events.
The official music video for Mortgage Sleep Out’s charity single Take Me Home will feature footage from images and videos shared by those sleeping out.
“In the mortgage industry, we spend our entire working days providing homes and shelter for people across the UK,” said Rob Jupp, CEO at Brightstar Financial.
“This is our chance as one industry to unite and make every effort possible to end homelessness in the UK.
“Thousands of people around the UK are in desperate need of the support that End Youth Homelessness and other amazing charities provide.
“So, I am joining my colleagues at Brightstar to sleep out to raise awareness and raise funds.
“Either join us or donate today.”
Mark Davies, managing director of mortgage services at Link Asset Services, added: “Homelessness isn’t just a London or city issue, but just as prevalent in local communities.
“It’s a huge issue we must tackle – particularly for young people – and Mortgage Sleep Out is a fantastic opportunity for the industry to come together and get behind an excellent cause.
“Hopefully the event will raise awareness of a really difficult issue and encourage more people to get involved.
“By helping to raise money for Mortgage Sleep Out and its charity partner End Youth Homelessness, we can help give much-needed support to young people struggling with homelessness and rough sleeping.”
You can donate to Mortgage Sleep Out through its JustGiving page.
SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER TO RECEIVE MORE NEWS LIKE THIS STORY
Redefining SME banking technology
There has been significant change in the financial services sector in the past three to five years, one driven by new client expectations of customer experience, performance and speed of execution...
Unity Trust Bank reports 68 per cent profit rise
Unity Trust Bank increased its profits by 68% in 2018, having approved over £200m of lending to firms and projects...
OakNorth reveals plans for Manchester client-facing office
OakNorth’s Manchester client-facing office is expected to go live within two to three months, according to its chief operating officer Amir Nooriala (pictured above)...
SimplyBiz agrees to acquire Defaqto for £74.3m
The SimplyBiz Group has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Regulus Topco Limited for a total consideration of £74.3m...
Training BDMs to the level required takes 'up to a year'
Investec Private Bank’s BDM Peter Izard (pictured above) has stated that if you don't invest in people, you won’t get the outcomes that you need...
A guide to 'Isa season'
If you’ve opened a newspaper or read the news online recently, you’ve probably come across the term ‘Isa season’ which focuses on how you should use your Isa allowance before the end of the tax year...
UTB introduces new first charge product
United Trust Bank (UTB) has launched a new first charge product aimed at customers who own their properties outright...
Price of flats down as much as 7.5% in last 12 months
The price of flats has fallen by as much as 7.5% in some parts of the UK, according to a report by Gatehouse Bank...
Is there a lack of understanding around e-money institution protection?
There’s an opportunity to improve the understanding and knowledge of financial protection offered by e-money institutions, according to Myles Stephenson, CEO at Modulr (pictured above)...
OakNorth Analytical Intelligence bolsters leadership team
Global fintech platform OakNorth Analytical Intelligence has hired Nikolai Varma and Rikard af Ekenstam to strengthen its leadership team...
Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank confirm merger talks
Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have confirmed that they are engaging in discussions with an open outcome on a potential merger...