Recently a team of four Sawyer & Co. employees channeled their inner Spartan to run the Beast, one of the most grueling of the Spartan races. Definitely not your average race, more one for the adrenaline-junkies who thrive on adventure and excitement. Perfect then for our intrepid four, Ashley, Lee, Nick and James. The event was undertaken by the team to raise money for the local Clock Tower Sanctuary, a charity supporting young homeless in Brighton & Hove. Our awesome foursome smashed the 24kms and 31 obstacles in 4 hours 4 minutes! Also smashing their target by an outstanding 115%. An amazing feat of endurance resulting in £2,300 for an amazing charity. We would like to thank everyone who donated to help us reach this target, we couldn't have done it without you.
Today our team were very privileged to visit the headquarters of the charity and learn firsthand of the incredible work the Clock Tower Sanctuary does for our city’s young homeless. It was a humbling experience and one which we will keep at the forefront of our minds when we go home to a warm house and a hot meal!
In the UK, the life expectancy of a male rough sleeper is just 47 years old and just 43 for women (Crisis ‘Homelessness Kills’ 2011). This amazing local charity works with young people who are at a critical period in their transition to adulthood to prevent them from becoming part of this horrifying statistic and they can only do this with public support.
Everything raised is used to keep homeless young people in Brighton & Hove safe and supported to get their lives back on track.
The following amounts are examples of the figures needed to ensure varying levels of support for our city’s homeless:
- £5 could pay for a young person to have a shower, wash their clothes and prepare and eat a hot meal.
- £20 could provide a young person with new shoes or a shirt and tie to attend a job interview/wear on the first day at their new job.
- £200 could train a volunteer to support young homeless people
- £500 could pay for the centre to be open for a day.
Since 1998, the Clock Tower Sanctuary has been helping homeless or insecurely housed vulnerable young people aged 16 to 25 - offering a friendly safe space, food and drink, information, access to computers and the internet, signposting to housing, health, education, employment and social services - as well as practical and emotional support to help young people get their lives back on track.
We will continue to support this worthwhile charity wherever we can. Our next event is a charity Skydive for which we are currently raising funds. Support Sawyer & Co. and Fine and Country’s fundraising. We have a target of £2,000 to reach so please dig deep. To donate and find out more about our fundraising visit: https://www.justgiving.com/Sawyerandcoestateagents/