Sock it to them to help Rotherham’s homeless

By Sam Cooper | 23/10/2017

Sock it to them to help Rotherham’s homeless
Pictured (from left to right) are: Yorkshire Building Society colleagues Claire Byrne, Natalie Butterworth and Adam Waterfall launch Socktober campaign in partnership with End Youth Homelessness

BUILDING society staff have encouraged people to sock it to them by donating pairs of socks to help keep the homeless warm this winter.

Yorkshire Building Society will hold its Socktober appeal throughout October as part of its partnership with the charity End Youth Homelessness (EYH) and to raise awareness of World Homelessness Day on October 10.

Donations of new pairs of socks, plus other items such as woolly hats, gloves, scarves and toiletries can be made at the Rotherham Yorkshire Building Society at Bartons Estate Agency on Moorgate Street.

Figures showed 121 youngsters received some form of homelessness support from Rotherham Borough Council in 2015/16.

Mark Ferris, proprietor of the society’s Rotherham branch, said: “It’s shocking that so many people have nowhere safe to call their home. As the weather turns colder we want to do what we can to help keep them warm and that's why we're launching our Socktober appeal. 

“A lot of us may take having a clean pair of warm socks to wear for granted but for a homeless person without a proper roof over their heads it’s the last thing on their mind.”


The fact you are here means you are interested in what goes on in your town.

We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.


Spotted something we should know about?

Call our Newsdesk on 01709 768146
Or email newsdesk@rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk
Message us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheRotherhamAdvertiser/