Sheffield local, Joe Hellewell, will be scaling Snowdon this summer to raise money for local youth housing charity, Roundabout.
Roundabout supports over 250 youths aged 16-25 everyday, that are either homeless or at risk of being so. They provide shelter, support and life skills. Located near London Road, they’re part of the ‘End Youth Homelessness‘ partnership – a UK-wide movement tackling this issue.
This charity is very close to Joe’s heart, as after 9 years in foster care, Roundabout helped him get set up in a flat, find a job and be confident with his independence. Joe explained: ”I’m doing this for Roundabout because they have supported me and given me a home where I can stay as long as I need to, until the time that I’m ready to find my own place – and some people don’t get that opportunity.”
Roundabout’s resettlement team have 67 properties around the city, all available for young people like Joe. They provide semi-supported housing to help with the transition to independent living and helping Joe with that transition, was his case worker Kim.
Kim will be joining Joe on this Snowdon challenge, and you can also show support for this amazing cause by signing up too!
It’s planned for the early hours of June 26th, arriving in time to experience a beautiful summer sunrise. The hike costs £40, which includes return transport from Sheffield to Snowdondia, plus an experienced guide to provide support throughout. The expectation will be for each walker to raise at least £200 in sponsorship for Roundabout, as they take on the nine miles that will bring them to the summit.
Roundabout’s belief is ‘home is the best place to be if it is safe to be there’ , and we couldn’t agree more.
Grab those walking boots, help support this amazing charity, and get signed up by either emailing [email protected] or call 0114 253 6753.
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