SpareRoom & Crisis – 4 years on...
Well, would you believe it? It’s been 4 years since we launched our partnership with Crisis – supporting their work to help end homelessness across Britain. And what an amazing 4 years we’ve had…
How we’re helping
At SpareRoom we’ve been running our Live Rent Free competition for 13 years – and in that time we’ve given away a whopping £127,114.18 to our lucky winners. This has been a life-changing amount of money for many, which is what helped us realise we could help more people too.
So when we joined forces with Crisis back in 2018, we decided to match every Live Rent Free prize amount from then onwards and donate the same amount of money to the charity – including our huge annual prize.
To date we’ve donated £63,582.65 to Crisis, helping fund their year-round services which provide vital support so that people can rebuild their lives, and are supported out of homelessness for good.
Bea Theakston, Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy at Crisis, says: “The last few years have made us appreciate how vital it is to have a place to call home - not only for our physical and mental wellbeing, but also for our dignity and security. Yet, there are currently over 227,000 families and individuals across Britain who are experiencing the worst forms of homelessness – homelessness that is isolating, dangerous and devastating.
It is predicted that rising costs and inflation will push even more people to the brink of homelessness. Already Crisis frontline service staff are noticing an increase in people asking for support due to the cost of living crisis. That is why we are thrilled to be supported by SpareRoom and their “Live Rent Free” competition. One lucky winner will have their rent paid off for the rest of the year and it will also raise vital funds that will mean we can continue to work with hundreds of people to end their homelessness through housing and employment advice, wellbeing sessions and training opportunities.
Thank you to everyone at SpareRoom for making Crisis the beneficiary of this competition – your support will help to rebuild lives.”
To find out more about Crisis’ work to end homelessness and how you can get involved, head to their website. And of course, keep entering Live Rent Free – by doing so you're already helping.
Our big annual Live Rent Free competition is BACK – so enter now for your chance to win a year's rent on us, and to help us continue supporting Crisis.
Our annual Live Rent Free for a YEAR competition is back! To grab an extra entry, all you have to do is answer the question below, which is your extra entry coupon into the prize draw – click the button below and enter it in the box. Be quick though, the code expires at midday on Tuesday 27th September. Good luck!
Q:How many years have we partnered with Crisis for? A: _ years
Image credit: Crisis.