GY10K: A helping hand for younger people

The saying goes that your home is your castle – but where do you turn when that’s under threat?

Doorstep provides accommodation and support to young people and young families aged 16 to 25 years old who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or experiencing poor housing within North East Lincolnshire.

The charity, based in Pasture Street, Grimsby, is one of seven good causes being supported by this year’s Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k, of which we are proud sponsors. We are also hosting the St Hugh’s Hospital Family Fun Run this year, too, and this article is the sixth in a series of articles putting the spotlight on the charity beneficiaries.

From claiming the right benefits, managing finances, and helping young people into training, work, or college, to developing household skills, providing help to secure permanent accommodation, and support in managing emotional and physical wellbeing, Doorstep’s comprehensive service is a vital lifeline to many in our area.

That’s why the money being raised from the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k is so important to its seven chosen good causes; A £1 donation is made from every race entry into a fund shared between each of them.

“Donations to Doorstep are used to provide extra support to young people,” says the charity. “They help in emergencies when someone becomes homeless, they help along the way when someone falls on hard times, and they help at the end of our support when we’re settling someone into a permanent home.”

To play your part in helping Doorstep, sign up to run the Great Grimsby 10k road race here: tape2tape.co.uk/events/great-grimsby-10k-3

There is a virtual option if you’re not quite ready to return to a live event, to run in your own time and wherever you feel safe.

And enter the St Hugh’s Hospital Family Fun Run here: tape2tape.co.uk/events/st-hughs-hospital-great-grimsby-family-fun-run-2022

Any local business who would like to support the event in some way can get in touch with the organisers at nicola@tape2tape.co.uk

Visit mydoorstep.org.uk to find out more about it, and how you could get involved. If you need Doorstep’s help, call 01472 321444 or 07718 494660.

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