Cromer building society staff and customers raise nearly £500 for homeless young people

Staff and customers at the Cromer branch of the Yorkshire Building Society have raised nearly £500 t

Staff and customers at the Cromer branch of the Yorkshire Building Society have raised nearly £500 towards a £500,000 appeal supporting homeless young people.Photo: YORKSHIRE BUILDING SOCIETY - Credit: Archant

Staff and customers at the Cromer branch of the Yorkshire Building Society have helped raise more than £500,000 for homeless 16-25-year-olds, through a charity partnership with the End Youth Homelessness (EYH) movement.

The cash raised by the society, which includes £489 donated at Cromer, will fund a rent deposit scheme, which helps find homes for young people by allowing private landlords to fill vacant properties quickly and free of charge.

Young tenants are also given life skills support and financial advice to help them live independently.

Karen Chastney, who is manager at the building society's Church Street branch, said: 'Thanks to the generosity of people in Cromer we have been able to provide homeless young people with a safe place to call home. Everyone who has played a part in us reaching this milestone donation should be proud of what they have achieved.'


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