Our long-term commitment to Yorkshire’s homeless

By: Richard Michie

This year, and for the next 5 years, we’ve committed to help Simon on the Streets, by donating at least £500 to the charity every year.

I live in a nice house with my family, we are warm, don’t worry about food or a place to sleep. All The Marketing Optimist team are in the same situation. We all have our struggles, but not knowing where we’ll sleep or find our next meal from isn’t one of them.

That is why the work Simon on the Streets does is so important to me personally. Being in that situation frightens the life out of me, so I’m more than happy to help in any way I can.

Our commitment to donate at least £500 per year for 5 years, will help the charity to generate valuable, long term, sustainable income, which is vital to ensure Simon on the Streets can continue their vital work with the homeless of Yorkshire.

Leah Charlson, Fundraising Manager for Simon on the Streets said “Since launching in 2016, The Marketing Optimist have been long-time supporters of Simon on the Streets and we’re so excited for them to come on board as one of our 5 for 5 partners. As a fully independent charity, we rely solely on this kind of support, and we can’t wait to work with their team to tackle homelessness in our local community.”

Raising much more than £500 a year

We’ve committed to £500 per year, but that will be a minimum from us. From 2022 through to 2027, and beyond, we aim to at least double that amount through fund raising activity right across the year.

We’ve guaranteed at least £2,500, but we aim to raise at least £5,000, and hopefully more.

We’ve been a long-time supporter of Simon on the Streets since we launched in 2016 raising over £3000 since then by taking part in Sleep Out’s, sponsored walks and other fund-raising activity.

The team are looking at ways we can support Simon on the Streets this year and already have some great ideas. We’ll be regularly updating on what we’re doing and how much we’ve raised.

If you would like to help us, please visit our Simon on the Streets Just Giving page to make a donation.

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