Cash award to ease plight of city’s young homeless

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Young homeless people will have free access to a warm bed, shower and evening meal thanks to a £200,000 award.

The money was awarded to Depaul UK as part of a £5.1 million giveaway at a People’s Postcode Lottery gala in Edinburgh last night – and they were also awarded a surprise extra £25,000.

The funds will help operate a ‘Nightstop’ service in Sheffield, which will provide emergency accommodation to youngsters in danger of homelessness – the first service of its kind in the city.

Clara Govier, People’s Postcode Lottery Head of Charities, said: “Players will be delighted to know that the award of £200,000, presented to Depaul UK at the People’s Postcode Lottery Charity Gala, will be used to start this amazing new project.”