THE Ilkley branch of Yorkshire Building Society will be holding an action day on Thursday, May 25 in support of its charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).

Colleagues at the branch at Station Plaza will be running a raffle, selling DVDs, books and trolley coin key rings in support of the partnership.

According to latest figures, 1,907 young people in Bradford received some homelessness support from their local authority in 2015/16. EYH brings together local charities as a national movement to end homelessness among 16-25 year-olds in the UK.

Anthony Pinder, manager of the Ilkley branch of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We are proud to be in partnership with End Youth Homelessness and hope our customers and members of the public in Ilkley dig deep to help us support such a worthy cause.

“We will be raising funds for rent deposit guarantees, home essentials grants, and practical help for homeless young people seeking to live independently.”

Yorkshire Building Society aims to raise £750,000 over the course of the partnership to support over 700 homeless young people into their own rented homes.

Rosie Mellor, Partnership Manager for End Youth Homelessness, said: “Yorkshire Building Society colleagues are really stepping up with this fantastic fundraising challenge which helps to raise awareness of the shockingly high number of homeless young people in the UK.”