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Alex backs Socktober appeal to support the homeless

Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham has backed Yorkshire Building Society’s Socktober appeal on World Homeless Day (Wednesday 10 October).

The Society is running the month-long Socktober appeal throughout October as part of its charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).

Donations of new pairs of socks, toiletries and interview clothes plus other items such as woolly hats, gloves, scarves, can be made at the Stockton branch, on the High Street.

Alex said:

“I am proud to be backing the Socktober appeal for Yorkshire Building Society and End Youth Homelessness, and I’d encourage everyone in Stockton who can to pop in to the branch and support it to do so.”

Through the course of the Society’s three-year partnership with EYH it aims to raise £750,000.

The money raised is funding a bespoke Rent Deposit Scheme, home essentials grants and practical help for homeless young people across the UK, with 138 young people to date supported into their own rented homes.

EYH is a UK wide movement, bringing together local charities to tackle youth homelessness on a national scale.

Nicholas Connolly, Managing Director for End Youth Homelessness, said: “It is shocking that so many young people are homeless in the UK. Through our partnership with Yorkshire Building Society we are not only supporting homeless young people into their own rented homes, we are also aiming to break down the barriers that homeless young people face.”

Donations can be made at or by simply texting SOCT70 followed by the amount you would like to donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.