By: 14 April 2019
North Yorkshire Law chooses charity for 2019

The charity for young people, SASH, will receive backing from North Yorkshire Law this year.

Members of the North Yorkshire Law team are kicking off their activities with an easter egg collection for the young people that SASH supports, with each member of staff making an egg donation.

The firm is encouraging members of the public to also donate, which they can do by depositing their eggs in the baskets placed in the reception areas of its Scarborough and Whitby offices until Good Friday.

Megan Frederiksen, business development manager at North Yorkshire Law, said: “We chose SASH as our chosen charity for 2019 as we have seen a rise in young people becoming homeless in the Scarborough, Whitby and York areas. SASH do amazing work providing support and accommodation for young people in need.”

Founded in 1994, SASH works with vulnerable young people across Yorkshire, providing emergency and long-term accommodation as well as resettlement. Through SASH Active, it also offers experiences and opportunities to help with issues such as isolation, low self-esteem and poor educational attainment.

From 2017 to 2018, SASH helped 335 young people avoid homelessness and arranged 1,457 safe nights for emergency stays. Out of those helped by the charity, 77% then moved onto permanent accommodation.

North Yorkshire Law has a long history of supporting charities, previously raising money for the RNLI and annual Children in Need appeals.

Frederiksen added: “At North Yorkshire Law we always want to support the local community and help wherever we can. We are looking forward to doing as much as we can to aid SASH in the vital work they do.”