People across London will be on the move this June, as part of a new campaign to raise funds for work tackling homelessness in the city.
Organised by Evolve Housing + Support, Move58 is calling on people to complete a challenge event of their choice, based on the number 58.
Jack, Senior Communications Officer at Evolve, said: “Last year, an estimated one in 58 people were homeless in London on any given night. What’s more, the ongoing cost-of-living crisis threatens to push this number up even higher. Move58 aims to raise awareness of this shocking statistic, and generate funds for our work helping people who are affected by this issue.
Last year we successfully helped hundreds of people who have been homeless to move into their own homes. We provide safe and secure accommodation, and accompanying support based around each person’s unique circumstacnes. Everybody’s experience of homelessness is different, and our work aims to reflect this. From mental health support to help finding new work or educational opportunities, we provide whatever people need to move on to new lives for good.”
All money raised by Move58 will go directly towards Evolve’s work, and people are already finding their own creative ways to take part, whether it’s running 58 km, baking 58 cakes or picking up 58 bags of rubbish. From local businesses to schools and community groups, it is a chance for everybody to get involved in tackling homelessness, at a time when help is sorely needed.