Weekly Round-Up: Peter’s night out under the stars
Last Saturday Ashford Office Manager, Peter Allen joined other key members of the Kent Business community and slept under the stars at Priestfields Stadium.
The event was organised by Keith Mabbutt of The Street Soccer Foundation & Academy with the aim of raise awareness among your friends, family and work colleagues of rough sleeping in the County.
According to the foundations’ figures, in the South-East there are now 28,000 people waking up each day homeless. Rough sleeping, the most visible form of homelessness, has increased by 169% since 2010.
These figures are compounded by recent research from the University of Cambridge, which has reported that 1.3 MILLION young people aged 16-24 have slept rough during the past year.
Since inception in 2015, our Academy has achieved a 100% success record in helping homeless and vulnerable young people move into Work, Education or Further Training after graduating from our 10-week Academy programme. And we are currently generating £8 for every £1 invested (An independent Kingfisher Report, 2018).
If you wish to help the work of Keith and the team please go donate. Alternatively please ask us about becoming an official Business supporter