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Not Everyone Goes Home For Christmas

28th November 2023

As the festive season approaches, many of us are filled with excitement and anticipation for the warmth of home and the joy of family gatherings. However, it is important to remember that this is not the reality for everyone. This Giving Tuesday let’s shine a light on the young people in our community who don’t have a place to call home this Christmas. Circumstances beyond their control, such as family breakdowns or other challenges, leave them without the comfort many of us take for granted.

The Youth Homelessness Databank (2023)* reveals a startling statistic: 54% of young people in England said their reason for becoming homeless was because their family or friends were no longer willing or able to accommodate them.

*The Youth Homelessness Databank is data collected by Centrepoint, Registered charity number 292411

1625 is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young people facing homelessness. Our mission is to ensure that every young person receiving our support experiences the warmth and joy of the festive season, regardless of their circumstances. But we can’t do this without you.

How You Can Make a Difference:

By donating today, you will help provide shelter, support, and a sense of belonging to those who need it most during this special time of year. Your generosity ensures that young people facing homelessness can access the support they need, even on Christmas Day. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a meaningful impact on the lives of these young individuals.

Donate here.


🏊‍♂️£6 could buy a young person a swim pass at a local gym, encouraging them to stay active and get out of the house this winter.

🎁£10 could buy an activity pack for a child living with their parent in 1625 accommodation.

🍲£15 could buy ingredients for a cooking session for three young people, enabling them to learn how to prepare warm meals this winter.

🎄£30 could pay for a young person living in 1625 accommodation to have a Christmas meal with all the trimmings.

❄️£50 could buy a new winter coat for a young person to stay warm in the colder months.

⭐£100 could buy a 5-month gym membership to support a young person’s health and wellbeing during the dark winter months.

🎅 Any amount you give will help support young people in your community this Christmas

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