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Guardian & Observer Readers Donate £1.5m

January 11th, 2018

Guardian & Observer Charity Appeal raises more than £1.5million

The Guardian & Observer Charity Appeal 2017 raised an incredible £1.5million for people experiencing homelessness and destitution in the UK.

More than 15,000 readers donated to the Appeal,and funds will be split between three UK charities, Depaul UK, The No Accommodation Network, and Centrepoint. The Appeal ran throughout December and closed on Sunday, 7 January 2018.

The Nightstop UK network is managed by youth homelessness charity Depaul UK, and the donations received will support the Nightstop network which provides emergency accommodation to young people experiencing homelessness. 

Inspiring stories featuring Nightstop volunteers and young people appeared regularly both online and in print during the Appeal. You can read all about the appeal and our stories here.

Nicola Harwood, Depaul UK’s Associate Director, Prevention, said:

“We would like to offer our sincerest thanks to the Guardian & Observer, the journalists who supported the Appeal, and everybody who donated. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the British public and their passionate support for Nightstop UK. 

“Every day Nightstop supports young people who may otherwise be sleeping rough or staying in unsafe places.  The funds raised will have a long-lasting impact on the Nightstop network and will enable us to support thousands of young people experiencing homelessness across the UK.” 

Nicola added:

“We would also like to thank the hundreds of people who have contacted Nightstop throughout the Appeal to enquire about volunteering for Nightstop. It is brilliant that so many households across the country have been inspired to offer their spare rooms to young strangers experiencing homelessness. Without our incredible army of volunteers across the country, we wouldn’t be able to provide a safe place to stay for young people in need.”

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If you’ve been inspired by the Guardian & Observer’s Charity Appeal and would like to make a donation to Nightstop, or find out about volunteering for your nearest service, then we’d love to hear from you.

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