A sleep out at the Shay for charity

The Shay Stadium.
The Shay Stadium.

A charity will raise vital awareness about homelessness with an innovative fundraising event in November.

Calderdale SmartMove has organised the ‘Under 1 Roof’ sleep out event at the Shay.

And organisers are hoping that as many people as possible will turn out to make the event, which is being sponsored by Ploughcroft, a huge success.

Craig George, fundraising manager at the charity, said: “This will be the biggest event in our history and the plan is to get 100 people, or more, to sleep out for the night with a target of raising £100 each, which would raise £10,000 and help to pay for the refurbishment of our new premises.

“We have outgrown demand and our current building is just not fit for purpose. With the cuts to housing benefits and the migrant crisis we’re going to be busier and busier.”

The night will be overseen by staff from the stadium in Halifax and first aiders will be in attendance throughout.

SmartMove helps homeless and vulnerably housed people by securing sustainable homes and developing services to address their needs, including learning and training programmes.

Its ultimate aim is to empowerempower people to live independently and to give them the skills to maintain their tenancies successfully.

If you would like to take part on November 13, please ring SmartMove on 01422 361515.