Sleep Out Belfast 2019 - MACS and End Youth Homelessness
MACS SUPPORTING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Challenge yourself and help us to end youth homelessness.
NI Charity, MACS Supporting Children and Young People will host their 2019 Sleep Out in Victoria Park, Belfast, as part of End Youth Homelessness, a movement which brings together local charities to tackle the UK-wide issue of youth homelessness on a national scale.
We invite you, your friends and colleagues to join us.
We want to end youth homelessness and MACS are tackling the problem locally by providing support to 1089 vulnerable young adults this year, 98 of these lived in MACS supported housing whilst others received floating support in the community. We give the young people stability and support their education, training and careers and ensure they have life skills such as shopping, cooking and being able to budget their money so they can leave MACS services to forge an independent life. With the right opportunities and support, homeless young people can turn their lives around and build successful futures.
Your support at Sleep Out will help make this happen. Whether you wish to take part as an individual or form a group, you can help vulnerable young adults avoid sleeping on the streets or experiencing other hidden forms of homelessness such as sofa surfing by fundraising and possibly recruiting friends to join you in this challenge.
We recognise that Sleep Out is not the same as the real hardship faced by young people sleeping rough but it does give those participating the opportunity to see for themselves what it might feel like to be homeless. The event is also a great way to build awareness of the issue of homelessness in our region, whilst raising much-needed funds, which are used to deliver the work we do to tackle youth homelessness in Belfast and Northern Ireland. In today’s climate of funding cuts and political uncertainty, fundraising has become more important than ever if we are to continue the work we do in this region.
The registration fee covers the cost of running the event. There will be hot snacks, breakfast and entertainment provided plus special guests.
How to register
We ask each participant to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship, in addition to the registration fee. Register via
Once you've registered, you will receive further instructions on the event and how to fundraise in an email.
The easiest way to fundraise is by setting up a Virgin Money Giving page, where our charity is registered. Details of how to set up a fundraising page will be emailed to you after registration.
If you would prefer to receive a printed sponsorship form please email [email protected]
- Housing and homelessness
Date and Time
Victoria Park 4