Stansted Park SleepOut

SleepOut so others don’t have to

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Stansted Park will play joint host to the SleepOuts on June 19th 2015, for Hampshire based charity, Step by Step. The scenic park is the newest addition to the charity’s annual SleepOut held to raise awareness and fundraise for the homeless and vulnerable young people in the region.

Step by Step have recently expanded across the South East region and have locations in Havant and Gosport as well as Fareham, Aldershot and Basingstoke. The Charity caters to 16-21 year olds who have been made homeless or are in vulnerable situations. They not only provide accommodation to young people but offer guidance, family mediation, training and help with job opportunities to those they house and also to the youth in the community.

In its charming setting, Stansted House will be the backdrop to Step by Step’s 5th Annual SleepOut.  With the maze open till late and the farm shop catering food and drink, the picturesque landscape is perfect for people of all ages to come along and support such a great cause.

Registration is now open on the Step by Step website for all to sign up for the SleepOut at Stansted Park and Aldershot Football Club. Pay a one off registration fee or get sponsored to SleepOut, all proceeds will go in part to the Stansted Park charity and to Step by Step.

For further information please contact Jessica Edwards on Jessica.Edwards@StepbyStep.org.uk or call 01252 346112. Step by Step are also interested in hearing from any businesses or organizations or individuals who would like to support their work in whatever way they can. Please call 01252 346105 or email fundraising@stepbystep.org.uk.

Step by Step is based in Hampshire and has been working with young people for almost 22 years. It aims to empower homeless people and those facing adversity to achieve their full potential. Originally founded to provide temporary accommodation for homeless youngsters, the charity has expanded significantly and now has a range of different services which support over 1,000 young people every year from premises in Rushmoor, Havant and Gosport.

Clients progress through a stepped accommodation service where each step offers greater independence as clients demonstrate their willingness to take more responsibility for their lives and those around them. Alongside this, the charity provides training in life skills to enable the young people to regain their self-esteem, stabilise their sometimes chaotic lifestyles and enter back into the community with a job or a college or training placement.

For further information, please contact:

Anne Lundon

Business Development Manager

Step by Step Partnership Ltd

36 Crimea Road, Aldershot, GU11 1UD

Telephone: 01252 346112 Email: anne.lundon@stepbystep.org.uk

Reference: SBS141101 issued November 2014

Editorial contact: Gurkanwal Dhillon

Telephone: 01252 346107   Email: gurkanwal.dhillon@stepbystep.org.uk