StreetSmart campaign, in partnership with LandAid raises over £500,000 to end youth homelessness

LandAid and StreetSmart have come together for a celebratory night to say thank you to the hospitality and property industries for their support.

This week, over 100 individuals from across the hospitality, charity and property industries came together at Spring Restaurant, Somerset House in London to celebrate the success of yet another brilliant StreetSmart campaign, now in its 25th year! 

The overall total raised was an incredible £786,000 of which £510,900 will be coming to LandAid to distribute to youth specific homelessness charities across the UK. 

The campaign during November and December 2022 saw £1 added to each dinners bill at over 550 restaurants across the country. Some included Burnt Orange in Brighton raising £6,000, Celentano’s in Glasgow raising £2,000, The River Café in Hammersmith raising £14,000, and Selfridges eateries raising £96,000. A brilliant campaign showing the diverse nature of those who took part but all of whom come together once a year to support StreetSmart.

Awards were given out to thank and celebrate the successes of many restaurants.

LandAid's Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Operations, Alice lamb spoke to the room about the impact these funds will have on the lives of young people experiencing homeless.

Over 129,000 young people approached their local authority last year for housing support.

With youth homelessness sadly raising each year, such support is need now more than ever!

These funds will distributed to charities local to each participating restaurant be used to provide accommodation for 18–25-year-olds who do not have a safe and secure place to call home. Support will include the creation of new bed spaces and wider practical wrap around services for hundreds of young people who otherwise could end up sleeping on friend’s floors, night buses or on the streets.

Thank you so much to everyone who supported the campaign. Every £1 has added up to this brilliant, life changing total that is taking us one step closer to ending youth homelessness!

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