The Wave 105 Cash for Kids campaign has donated a £5,000 grant to help fund a homeless young people service in Southampton.
No Limits is a local charity that offers information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support for young people under 26 living in and around the Southampton area.
Throughout a number of fundraising events and activities in 2013, Wave 105 Cash for Kids raised £29,000 and has selected eight south coast-based charities to support.
Richard Coleman, who is responsible for the charity’s fundraising, promotion and communications, said: “No Limits is delighted to receive a donation of £5,000 from Wave 105 Cash for Kids. This vital funding will be used to help homeless young people in Southampton by providing them with food, clothing, toiletries and somewhere they can wash themselves and their clothes.
“Our long term aim is to try and find them a permanent residence to live. In the 21st century it is unbelievable that there are so many young people who do not have a place that they can call home.”
Wave 105’s charity manager, Gloria Hill, said: “We are delighted to donate £5,000 to No Limits; it is such a worthy cause. We cannot thank our listeners enough for the amazing amount of money raised for Wave 105 Cash for Kids. Every penny really does make a difference to those charities we support.”
No Limits offers a holistic service from its three drop in centres, 12 schools, three further education colleges and other community settings. Last year the charity saw more than 6000 young people on 34,000 occasions.
At its drop in centres homeless young people can access a shower, facilities to wash and dry their clothes, food, toiletries and clothing. Last year No Limits supported 576 young people who were at risk of being homeless, of these 300 were sofa surfing and 191 were street homeless.
For more information on No Limits, please visit www.nolimitshelp.org.uk.