After many months without any events or fundraising activities, we are delighted to be headline sponsors of The Benjamin Foundation's 'STAY:UP' fundraising event, taking place from 8.00pm on Friday 9th October – 8.00am on Saturday 10th October.
STAY:UP will challenge participants to stay awake for one night, raising money to help local, vulnerable young people who haven't had the best start in life. The event is a joint initiative with End Youth Homelessness, a national movement to tackle youth homelessness in the UK.
Over the last 5 years Clapham & Collinge has supported The Benjamin Foundation's flagship 'Sleep Out' fundraising events, but sadly due to coronavirus and government guidelines, these events are unable to go ahead this year.
Marketing Manager Louis Hilldrup-Boorman said ''It's been a challenging six months for the charity sector, with demand increasing for many social care charities yet fundraising abilities stopped almost completely. As a firm we take Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously, so we're delighted to sponsor The Benjamin Foundation's first virtual STAY:UP challenge and do our bit to help tackle youth homelessness in our community.''
The Benjamin Foundation helps people across Norfolk and Suffolk to deal with some of the challenges that life throws at them. Whether it's the prevention of youth homelessness, helping families to build stronger relationships or providing positive activities for young people with limited opportunities in life, their work brings hope, opportunity, stability and independence to the people they support.
You can STAY:UP as an individual, a family or as part of team of friends of colleagues. You can do it your way – as long as you keep safe and follow current social distance guidelines. You only need to purchase one ticket for each household.
The Benjamin Foundation will be creating a virtual, online community on the night, where they will be providing a programme of interactive, fun activities on the hour, every hour to keep participants enthused and motivated throughout the night.
Are you 'Up for the Night'? Click here to register or for more information.