STAFF at a major housing association have raised £20,000 for a Hampshire charity that supports young people and families at risk of homelessness.

Yellow Brick Road Projects was nominated as VIVID’s charity of the year by the housing associations staff, who have since raised funds through dress down days, raffles, bake sales, quiz nights, football and badminton matches – even by jumping off buildings.

The money has enabled Yellow Brick Road Projects to support more than 500 young people and families in Hampshire.

Two part-time staff members’ hours have been increased, vital childcare has been provided whilst parents attend classes, and a Christmas party for vulnerable families was also funded.

Cathryn Gee, Head of People at VIVID said: “We’re passionate about providing places people can call home and believe it’s vital for everyone’s wellbeing and life prospects.

“That’s why supporting Yellow Brick Road Projects was important for us to do.”

Siobhan Down, Chief Executive of Yellow Brick Road Projects says: “We’re over the moon and proud that we were chosen as VIVID’s Charity of the Year and their amazing efforts have allowed us to really make a difference for some of the most vulnerable in Hampshire.

“We are truly humbled by all the staff at VIVID and know that the next charity they support will have a wonderful experience.”