Billy is a qualified gym instructor and has volunteered with Nightsafe for three months. He has already engaged the young people in sessions on site, teaching Boxercise and fitness. Billy is looking forward to being able to take them out to the gym, going walking as well as teaching them life skills.
About Pam HolgatePam Holgate is a Campaign & Events Co-Ordinator at Nightsafe
Volunteers have been the life blood of Nightsafe for over 30 years and they massively contribute to the work we do in supporting our young people.
Volunteers week is special for us at Nightsafe. We have been supporting young homeless people for over 30 years and I’m reminded that people say ‘Time’ is the greatest gift you can give and Time is indeed what our Volunteers gift to us.
This isn’t the first time James has taken part in fundraising events for Nightsafe. Having listened to his friend BeBe talk about the charity and how it supports homeless young people as well as taking part in the Stonyhurst Sleep-In last year, James decided he wanted to create his own personal challenge to raise money for other young people who are not as fortunate as himself.
BIDS for limited edition Nightsafe Adidas trainers reached over £800 when they want under the hammer recently. In 2019, 160 pairs of the green and red ‘Blackburn’ Spezial trainers – colours which represent the red rose of Lancashire - went on sale at a special exhibition in Blackburn.
Crown Paints lent their support to Nightsafe - with a generous donation of paint and equipment as well as time towards our charity’s refurbishment of the emergency night shelter. The team of six volunteers from Crown, based in Darwen, joined a further six from Blackburn Round Table, giving up their time over the course of a weekend.
Kris Connolly is putting his best foot forward – after pledging to run 100 miles in October to raise money for Nightsafe, a youth homeless charity. After a long period without training, Kris, 30, the new Vice Captain of Typhoons RUFC, set himself the challenge to get himself ‘match fit’ and raise money for a worthy cause in the process.
East Lancashire after taking part in Nightsafe’s Sleep In. Dave Mellor, Scout Leader, said the unit took part after being told about the Blackburn-based charity by Harry Lee – one of their members and Youth Ambassador for Nighsafe.
Sleep In for World Homeless Week - Next month, 5-11 October, marks World Homeless Week. More specifically, Saturday 10 October marks World Homeless Day – a day to show solidarity with homeless people and those who help them.