Braving the cold to raise awareness of homelessness across Teesside

Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Tom Blenkinsop, will be taking part in ‘The Real High Street Sleep Out’ this Saturday night (23rd January 2016) in Redcar.

The High Street Sleep Out in Redcar is returning for its 4th Annual Fundraising and Homelessness awareness event to raise funds for local Redcar charity Coatham House, which has been providing supported accommodation to local young homeless people for the last 20 years.

Ahead of the event Tom said:
“If the weather is as cold as it has been over the past few days then I think it is fair to say we’ll be in for a rough night. Unfortunately, that is the reality for too many people every night. Fighting youth homelessness should be a priority, but it is a scandal that it does not receive the attention it deserves.

“Earlier this week results from a survey carried out by Shelter revealed that nearly one in three adults fear they would have nowhere to go and would end up homeless if their relationship broke down and relationship breakdown is the third most common cause of people ending up homeless.

“I hope this year’s sleep out continues to raise awareness – and more importantly funds to tackle – this important issue.”

To sponsor Tom and others at the sleep out you can donate securely online by visiting www.justgiving.com/coatham-house

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