20 January 2020 – LandAid, the property industry charity, is calling on property professionals across the country to brave one night outside and SleepOut At Home on Thursday 11 March, to prevent young people having to do the same, every night.
Instead of joining hundreds of others like years before, LandAid is asking the property industry to Sleep Out At Home, due to social distancing rules. If you’re lucky enough to have outside space, then head out to your garden, patio or balcony and find some shelter. If not, find the most uncomfortable place you can inside your home such as the bath, shower or kitchen floor.
You can register for the LandAid SleepOut here.
The LandAid SleepOut 2021 is sponsored by Knight Frank, with sponsors for each region: Fiera Real Estate in London, TFT in the South West and Wales, and Prologis in the Midlands. Each participant will be asked to raise over £150, all fundraising will go toward’s LandAid’s mission to end youth homeless, for specific projects in each region.
Each region will help fund a local project that will make a huge difference the community. The South West region will fund DHI’s East Street Mews development, the Midlands region will help fund St Basils Live and Work Village 2 scheme and the North West will raise funds for Depaul’s Safestop project.
On the night of the SleepOut, there will be a livestream for all participants to join with speeches from property professional, our headline and regional sponsors and young homeless people.
This is the third LandAid SleepOut. Last year, the LandAid SleepOut series raised over £310,000 to support local homeless charities in Birmingham, Bristol and London. In 2019, the first ever LandAid SleepOut series saw 525 professionals from 162 property companies, including Carter Jonas, Paragon and Gerald Eve come together to raise valuable funds to support homeless young people in each city.
Paul Morrish, Chief Executive, LandAid, said: ‘I am delighted that we are taking the LandAid SleepOut virtual, to give everyone the opportunity to brave one cold night outside to end youth homelessness. The last few months have been difficult for us all, but in particular for young homeless people, who may not even have a roof over their heads to be able to stay at home. Last year’s series provided a truly impactful opportunity to raise money to help vulnerable young people across the UK. This year, I hope many property professionals from across the country will be sleeping out for one night with all of us to help make changes to young people’s lives which will last a lifetime.’
Alistair Elliot, Senior Partner & Group Chairman, Knight Frank, said: ”Knight Frank is delighted to be the headline sponsor for the third time, supporting LandAid’s 2021 Sleepout. I must admit to being a little sceptical initially as to whether it was appropriate to hold the event and support it in the way we are, however of course the realisation swiftly dawned on me that whilst all of us have experienced adversity over the last 12 months the stark reality is for those who have the misfortune of being homeless they have had their circumstances made all the more perilous. A virtual event such as is now planned gives everybody the opportunity to, in a modest way, and for a brief period, experience the discomfort endured by many every single night. I very much hope this will lead to a greater involvement by a broader group of LandAid supporters across the UK and in turn raise an impressive sum.’