Eight of the Granger Reis team, including our CEO Richard Milsom, are set to experience some of the hardship faced by thousands of homeless young people in the UK as part of the annual ‘SleepOut’, held by the property industry charity LandAid.
They will be taking their sleeping bags to the Galleries Car Park on March 2 for the night to help the charity raise more than £600K.
All money raised from the Bristol SleepOut will go to the 1625 IP, a local project for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, including care leavers and young asylum seekers.
Granger Reis also participated in 2022, where 11 colleagues raised £5,255.80 – a target they are hoping to beat this year.
Richard Milsom, CEO of Granger Reis, said:
“LandAid has been a long-term partner of Granger Reis as we are fully supportive of their ambitions to support young people into somewhere they can call home.
“Many of our young people rely on charities to survive. We have to take action to ensure these services are not just available but have the ongoing support they need to make a difference.
“While taking part in the SleepOut is only a small experience compared to what many go through, it does really bring it front and centre how much you take for granted and the responsibility we all have in supporting our local communities.”
LandAid supports people aged between 16 and 25 facing homelessness. According to the charity, 122,000 young people approached their local council for help last year alone.
“I am thrilled that we are taking the LandAid SleepOut to seven different locations across the UK as well as virtually, for 2023. And it is fantastic to see the Granger Reis team backing the Bristol SleepOut for the second year in a row.
“Through the generosity of organisations like Granger Reis and their supporters we can continue to support young people in building stable futures and enabling them to have a place to call home..
“Huge thanks to all involved – it really does make a difference.”
To support the team, please visit: https://join.landaid.org/fundraisers/GrangerReis