Roundabout has been chosen to benefit from the Co-Op Local Community Fund at six of their Sheffield stores to help fund our new Hostel Backyard Refurbishment Campaign.
Co-op Members who shop at stores on Birley Moor Road, White Lane, Jaunty Way, Gleadless Road, Newfield Green and Northern Avenue can select Roundabout as their chosen charity, which means that Co-Op will donate 1% of everything they spend on Co-op branded products and services to Roundabout!
We are calling on customers of these stores to register as members and to choose Roundabout as their charity so that we can raise as much as possible for our hostel’s backyard refurbishment. If you are already registered and haven’t chosen your charity yet, then please choose Roundabout now so we can continue to raise more funds till the end of the intiative in October.
Generous customers have already raised a fantastic £2,466.48 since April and they can continue to support Roundabout until 7th October 2017.
All funds raised for Roundabout will go towards our the refurbishment of our hostel’s recreation area, which will include new seating and covered areas, put in goal posts and build a barbeque area. It will also provide planters so the young people can actively learn about food production, and use the food they grow as part of their culinary life skills sessions.
Our hostel provides a safe place to stay for up to 27 young people aged 16-21, who have found themselves homeless. All bedrooms are single and en-suite with modern and comfortable furniture. While at the hostel, residents are given multiple opportunities to learn life skills and are supported to develop their independence.
Having access to outdoor space has a wide range of social, economic, environmental and health benefits. It increases quality of life, heightens social interaction and increases the ability to function better at work and home. These are areas that we aim to address with young people we support at our hostel.
Clare Collingworth, Roundabout’s Fundraising and Communications Manager, said:
“We’re delighted to have been chosen to receive support from the Co-Op. We’re encouraging the people of Sheffield to support Roundabout through this initiative and become Co-Op members so we can continue to be there for young people who need us and strive to end youth homelessness in our city.”
By choosing to support Roundabout while they shop, Co-op members will make a positive impact on the lives of some of Sheffield’s most vulnerable young people.