‘A night under the stars’

Transitions UK‘ is inviting people to ‘sleep under the stars’ in a field with no tent in order to raise money for two charities. The field is situated at the Salvation Army Citadel in Oldbury and the sleep-out will take place from 6.00pm on Friday 11 until 9.00am on Saturday 12 June. All sponsorship money raised through the sleep-out will be shared between ‘Transitions UK’ and the Salvation Army ‘West Midlands Summer School.’

The ‘Transitions UK’ charity supports vulnerable young people, aged 14 – 25, who are struggling with personal disadvantage. It works especially with those who have learning disabilities and special needs, those with emotional- and mental-health issues, those leaving care and those at risk of offending and/or criminal exploitation. Discover more about the work of ‘Transitions UK’ HERE.

The Salvation Army runs ‘Summer Camps’ each year across the country, providing young people aged 11 – 21 the opportunity to engage in activities such as sport, dance, singing and drama, plus opportunity for Bible study, worship, support sessions and more. Many of the young people that attend the camps are from families which can personally meet the cost. Every year, the Salvation Army raises funds to provide fully-funded placements for those who could not otherwise afford to attend.

The charity sleep-out will provide much-needed funds in support of these two projects. Individuals and church-based youth groups are invited to participate. Register at THIS WEBPAGE, or contact Lee at THIS ADDRESS.