Community in Action

Working with the community is one of the key principles of SLEAP. You can find out more in About us how local people got together because they were concerned about the homeless youngsters in their community and set up what is now SLEAP.

We like to say that SLEAP wants to bring together those who can help with those who need help and we’re always excited to see the community’s generosity and willingness to help.

Here are just some examples of how businesses, organisations, schools, churches and groups have been helping SLEAP help vulnerable young people in the community. Maybe this will give you some ideas of how you too can help!

BootsBoots in Leyland

Over recent months Boots in Leyland have supported SLEAP by donating a variety of toiletries and other pampering products. We have been able to give these out to young people who have needed them during the COVID-19 crisis.

Ceri from BeaverbroooksBeaverbrooks the Jewellers

Beaverbrooks have been a great support to SLEAP thanks to their Marketing team. Besides having the lovely Ceri, Marketing Campaigns Manager, advising and supporting us, they have also donated £1,100 to help our work and brought gorgeous jewellery Christmas presents for our young people.

Savers HBSavers HB in Leyland

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this shop began collecting items bought in the shop and donated by their customers so that SLEAP can distribute them amongst those who need them. This is the community in action!

TSB_LeylandTSB, Leyland

SLEAP was TSB’s charity of the year for 2 years running and the great staff team in the local branch helped raise significant funds through lots of initiatives during that period.

Crown BarbersCrown Barbers, Leyland

The fabulous Dawn has been cheering up young people from SLEAP with free haircuts for several years now.

Dotty PinkDotty Pink

Amy from Dotty Pink gave freely her time and creativity to work with our young people in designing our new logo. Everyone loved working with Amy!

New Day Homes and Hope Charity ShopNew Day Homes and Hope Charity Shop

This charity shop was set up to support three projects linked with homelessness around the world. SLEAP is their local project and so we receive regular donations to help fund the work that we do in the community.

Skylarks Community ChoirSkylarks Community Choir

This fabulous choir raised £1,000 for SLEAP with their Christmas concerts in the community. Beautiful voices and beautiful people.

Trinity Church of England/Methodist Primary SchoolTrinity Church of England/Methodist Primary School

Harvest time at this school in Buckshaw Village meant that lots of tinned food, cereals, pasta and lovely treats were collected and donated for SLEAP’s Crisis Support. This food was soon being welcomed by many who were struggling in the community.

NeigbourlyNeighbourly

By partnering with Neighbourly, we can collect food from supermarkets as part of their food-share scheme. This was also how we got the M&S volunteers, who came in and did a super job painting, organising and stocking up our food bank.

B&M Bargains, LeylandB&M Bargains, Leyland

On the opening of their new extension, B&M Bargains donated £250 worth of vouchers to SLEAP which were given out to young people for their birthdays.

St Andrews ChurchSt Andrews Church

Besides donations or special collections, for which we are so grateful, this church also regularly helps in practical ways by allowing us to use rooms for meetings or their grounds for activities, giving us space to advertise our work at Christmas events… All of these ‘little’ things make a huge difference.

St Mary’s Brownedge ChurchSt Mary’s Brownedge Church

Every Christmas SLEAP young people receive Christmas presents and food treats from the lovely people in this Church.

Buckshaw Retirement VillageBuckshaw Retirement Village

These lovely folk have partnered with SLEAP and together we have created opportunities for the young people to help with small projects (like tidying up a garden) and also, they invited the young people to join in and use their amazing cinema.

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