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West Yorkshire homeless charity seeks talented entrepreneurs

A West Yorkshire homeless charity has launched its first ever accumulator challenge, inviting businesses and individuals with entrepreneurial flair to turn £40 into thousands.

The entrepreneurs who sign up will be given £40 by Simon on the Streets to convert into as much money as they can for the charity, enabling it to continue supporting the homeless and vulnerable in Leeds, Bradford, and Kirklees.

Simon On the Streets is a charity that focuses on unsupported people with a history of rough sleeping in Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees. The team offers street-based, emotional and practical support for those who cannot access mainstream services. Part of Simon on the Streets’ role is tackling the behavioural issues and mental illnesses that result in homelessness and addiction

The challenge is open for entries now and will take place from 1st July to 30th September. Participants are encouraged to raise funds however they wish, as long as it is ethical and legal. The charity is also sourcing business mentors to guide participants and ensure they can raise as much as possible.

Simon on the Streets Fundraising Manager Leah Charlson commented:

“With the increased cost of living, we’re aware that times are hard for many people, so we wanted to launch a truly accessible fundraising challenge and reward entrepreneurial innovation. From traditional activities such as running bake sales to the more obscure, weird, and wonderful fundraising initiatives, we’ve lined up expert support in mentors to provide guidance and cannot wait to see what people come up with throughout this challenge!”

Sign up for the challenge here.