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25 October 2021

Help a local charity to end youth homelessness

Portman Road will play host to The Benjamin Foundation's annual Sleep Out event, which raises money to help local, vulnerable young people to take their next steps to independence.

The Benjamin Foundation is a local charity. They want to end youth homelessness and are tackling the problem in Norfolk and Suffolk by providing a home and support to over 100 vulnerable young adults each night.

Every year, they provide over 40,000 safe nights accommodation and help local young people to learn essential life skills such as cooking and budgeting, as well as supporting their training, education and career so they can go on to forge successful, independent lives.

The Club was due to host Ipswich Sleep Out in 2020 before it was cancelled due to the pandemic, so The Benjamin Foundation are delighted that Sleep Out is back for 2021 and are keen to make it the best yet!

Sleep Out 2019 was a record breaker for The Benjamin Foundation with over 250 people taking part across two counties, raising over £100,000. The event doesn’t aim to replicate homelessness and what it is like to be lonely, frightened and vulnerable, but it does give participants a small glimpse of some of the challenges homeless people may face. The charity is now encouraging people to get involved in this year’s event.

 Could you spend one night outside so local young people don’t have to? Join The Benjamin Foundation and help to end youth homelessness by taking part in Ipswich Sleep Out at Portman Road on Thursday, 4 November. The registration cost is £25 per person, plus a small booking fee. This reserves your place and helps The Benjamin Foundation to cover costs, enabling your fundraising to go to where it is needed most. For more information or to book your place, please click here!

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