Bishop of Doncaster to launch charity sleep out

The Bishop of Doncaster will open a charity sleep out which aims to help homeless young people at Doncaster Minster.

Thursday, 30th November 2017, 5:00 am

Peter Burrows will welcome around 50 volunteers to the minster tomorrow evening.

They are aiming to raise £10,000 for youth homelessness charity Depaul’s work in South Yorkshire.

The Rt. Revd. Burrows said: “It is the first time Doncaster Minister has been used for a sleep out event and I am very pleased Depaul asked to use it to raise the profile of homelessness in South Yorkshire and generate funds for their important work here.

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“The sleepers will be entertained by the Minster’s Community Choir before, hopefully, enjoying some sleep, despite the discomfort and cold.”

Depaul provides supported and emergency accommodation services for young people facing homelessness including Nightstop South Yorkshire, which is part of the national Nightstop UK network, managed by Depaul UK and supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery from its base in Eyre Street, Sheffield.

From its Dinnington office, Depaul [email protected] provides services to Children and families who are affected by running away or missing from home.

The sleepers will see a presentation by Nightstop South Yorkshire as well as a performance by Depaul [email protected] staff.

Tracy Haycox MBE, Director of Children’s Services at Depaul [email protected], said: “This will be a fantastic event and the money that our amazing supporters raise will go toward funding all of Depaul’s services for homeless and vulnerable young people.”

To volunteer for Minster sleep out, please email Matthew Redmore at [email protected]