NE Youth are so proud of the young people from Stepney Bank Stables who successful held a community event to pack winter survival packs for Destiny Streetworx Homelessness charity and ran a positive social media campaign to raise awareness of homelessness in the North East and change communities perceptions around homelessness.
The event was the final part of a Inspire 2022 Social action project which involved months of hard work and research by young people.
With the support of NE Youth Members, Stepney Bank Stables, young people were able to fulfil 50 winter survival packs to be gifted in Newcastle over the festive period. These survival packs contained food vouchers, snacks, blankets, hats, gloves and useful toiletries. Find out more about their social media campaign on our NE Youth Online Facebook Page.
The young people involved in the event said:
“I feel really proud we will be able to cheer people up over Christmas”
“It’s been a really experience and I want to do it again”
“50 bags is amazing”
Destiny Streetworx Charity said:
“This has been great effort, the young people have done amazing and it is so great to see them caring at this time when there are so many people in need at Christmas”
Thank you to everyone involved in the event;
- Stepney Bank Stables
- North East Youth Alliance
- Our Inspire 2022 Panellists, who got the group thinking critically about their project and ultimately awarded them funding for the day.
This was all made possible thanks to funding from UK Youth’s Inspire 2022 programme and the North East Youth Alliance’s Junior Campaign programme. Inspire 2022 is funded from Spirit of 2012 and the #iwill Fund, (a joint investment between The National Lottery Community Fund and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), designed in partnership with Local Trust, and delivered by UK Youth).