Survival on the Summit
Date: 29th June 2019
Duration: 12 hours
Ascent: 557m approx.
Registration fee: £15
Minimum sponsorship: £250
What are we trying to achieve and why?
Survival on the Summit is a charitable event aiming to raise vital funds to sustain our Youth Homelessness project; SafeSpace. This is a challenge (not for the faint-hearted) to give an insight and experience of personal struggles with having no place to call home. We wanted to do something that has NEVER been accomplished before; a mass sleepout on the top of Pendle Hill. That’s right, 12 hours on the top of our areas most famous landmark!
At Positive Action in the Community (PAC) through our SafeSpace projects we work hard to support for those young people in Pendle, Burnley and Rossendale who are homeless or facing these circumstances. We provide early intervention support as well as short and medium stay housing and support at high quality, purpose-built accommodation for young people between the ages of 16 and 21.
Homeless people across Lancashire can face some of the harshest and most unsafe sleeping conditions you are likely to ever experience, whether that be on the street or sofa surfing. Survival on the Summit allows you to put yourself to the challenge of sleeping through in a tough environment of a place like Pendle Hill.
By taking part in this event, you will gain an understanding of what it’s like to endure the reality of homelessness. This WILL be a challenge, so think Bear Grylls meets community camping. It will be tough, but what a fantastic cause and experience it will be!
Our SafeSpace projects receive over 350 referrals each and every year – Youth Homelessness is happening right now, in our local area and YOU can help us raise vital funds that will help sustain our accommodation and support facilities for these young vulnerable people.
So, we ask businesses, friends and individuals to take part in this milestone event! After all, homelessness can happen to anyone, regardless of class, race or circumstance, and life situations can change very quickly; it can happen to someone you know or someone you care about.
THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN
Our Main sponsor:
Silentnight are the official sponsors of Survival on the Summit.
We would like to say a massive thank you to Silentnight for sponsoring such a monumental event for us. Their support and charity have been phenomenal. We have received outstanding donations of mattresses over the years from Silentnight for our supported accommodation in Pendle- It’s great to have a company of their magnitude and generosity in our local community.
A bit about Silentnight.
The UK’s most trusted sleep brand, Silentnight has been the UK’s leading bed provider for decades, with 70 years of experience in handcrafted mattresses, upholstered bases and headboards from their main HQ in Barnoldswick.
Mountain Rescue Pendle & Rossendale:
Rossendale and Pendle MRT provides a valuable community service due to their committed and enthusiastic team – both operational and support. Mountain rescue team members are on call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to recover climbers from precipitous crags, reunite lost walkers with their peers and ensure any cases of injury or casualty are dealt with safely and swiftly.
Additionally, they also regularly help search for missing children and vulnerable adults, on and off the hills, whilst administering compassionate support to their families. They search river banks, swift water, and wade chest-deep through flooded urban streets aiding swimmers, kayakers and homeowners left devastated by natural occurrences.
And, between them, they rescue a stunning number of dogs, cows and sheep as well as other animals, from all manner of inaccessible places.
Thanks to the Rossendale and Pendle MR team, this fundraising event is possible. They have worked with us to ensure your safety is paramount!
Sign up cost – £15.00
Minimum sponsorship – £250.00
There is a small sign-up fee of £15.00 for Survival on the Summit. We do ask that all participants raise a minimum of £250. All money raised will go directly to benefit our young people.
How will your £250 make a difference?
Often when our young people come to us they have little or no belongings. Your £250 will provide:
– Basic living items such as food, clothing, footwear and toiletries.
– Funds for education or training equipment ; whilst our young people are with us we look at engaging them in education, or training courses that enable them to gain qualifications, so they go on to have positive and successful futures. Often it’s the equipment / tools or resources required to be able to complete these courses are the main barriers to engagement or completion.
– Counselling and support sessions for those who may need it, to help them understand their experiences that have led to homelessness and start to move forward.