RITC back Sleep Out at Oakwell!

Reds in the Community are proud to support the Sleep out at Oakwell in aid of youth homelessness charity Centrepoint.

Centrepoint provides support for over 200 young homeless people across Yorkshire each day, with more than 60 of those being in Barnsley.

The charity offers accommodation and valuable other support including tackling mental & physical health issues and developing life skills in order to help the young people move into employment or education.

On Thursday 8th November, residents from Barnsley will spend the night in sleeping bags at Oakwell Stadium.

At last year’s Sleep Out, over 100 local people took part in the event, astonishingly raising over £30,000 towards supporting young homeless people.

Proceeds from this year’s event will fund sports programmes delivered by Centrepoint and Barnsley FC for homeless young people in the town.

Social Inclusion Officer Hannah Philips hopes that the Sleep Out event can be another success this year and explained how Reds in the Community are going to support homeless people moving forward.

She said: “We wish to continue to raise awareness of homeless people living locally by supporting the Sleep Out project on the 8th November. Centrepoint is doing a terrific job in supporting those less fortunate than others and it is RITC’s aim to raise awareness of the homeless issue in Barnsley and support those organisations who are working with some of the most vulnerable members of our society. We will soon be developing a weekly sports programme in partnership with Centrepoint which will further support those members and develop confidence and skills to support their future.”

The event is being sponsored by Global transportation and logistics provider, XPO Logistics, and ASOS’ charity arm, the ASOS Foundation, which has supported Centrepoint nationally since partnering with it to help launch the Centrepoint Helpline.

Click HERE to sign up to support the event or head to the Barnsley FC website for more information.

If you are interested in learning more about Centrepoint’s fantastic work, call 0845 466 3400 or head to their website.