Homes and Hope Half Marathons

March – A Marathon of Two Halves. Our Chairman, Barrie Stephenson has raised enough money to provide more than 180 nights in a Restore house by running two half marathons. For each night someone who is homeless lives in one of our rooms we have to raise £8. Thanks to the generosity of his sponsors he raised more than £1,400.

Barrie running the Coventry Half Marathon

Barrie completed his first half marathon in York and passed his first fundraising target of 100 nights – £800. To raise that amount he ran a route that passed every house where Restore provides rooms. It meant running about 22km.

The next Homes and Hope Half Marathon was an organised event in Coventry on March 24th. Why Coventry? – that’s where his brother lives and they’re running together. Barrie was looking for sponsors for that run to reach a target of £1,200 for 150 nights, but our generous donors broke through that total raising more than £1,400.

Barrie says, “I love running, it keeps me fit but the added benefit on these longer challenges is that I can invite sponsorship to help Restore provide homes and hope for people homeless in York. This month people have shown amazing generosity, so much so I have had to raise my fundraising target. For me it’s a double win.”

This is a great opportunity to help people who are homeless in York. The fundraising page is still open. How many nights can you donate?

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Only hours to go before our cyclists set off

Our amazing team of cyclists set off from The Heart of Yorkshire at 9am on Saturday 14th July to complete a 100 mile heart shaped route.

Cycle at York Minster

Cycling from the Heart of Yorkshire

A gruelling day on the road lies ahead of our team, aiming to cycle 100 miles, returning to York Minster by 8pm in the evening. They are taking up this challenge for Restore to provide homes for homeless people. All they need now is your support.
If you can, please sponsor the team and make their day worthwhile.
If you have already donated, thank you for your support.

Sponsor the team – click here

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Landlords donate new locks for Restore houses

Cheque handover

Andrew Simpson of York Residential Landlords Association hands cheque to Jonny Wooldridge



We are extremely thankful for a big donation from York Residential Landlords Association to meet the cost of fitting a new system of locks to all the rooms in our properties.

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We won

News has just come through that Restore has won it’s housing benefits case appealing against a decision by City of York Council to withhold part of the payment that our tenants are entitled to have.

After seven months the judge has ruled in favour of one of our tenants and the judgment is expected to be applied to all the others who are affected.

This is excellent news for them and for Restore and it will allow us to press ahead with our plans for the future in the knowledge that we are permitted to house people in what is defined as exempt accommodation.

We are aware that a lot of people have been watching this case, not least our partners in housing homeless people in York who rely on Restore to provide homes for people who need to move on from temporary accommodation. We have also been supported by our many people who have made substantial contributions to our funds and added their prayers and encouragement as we have fought this long battle.

There remain some further negotiations with the Benefits Department of CoYC please pray that they will be more straightforward now we have this decision in our favour.

Thank you to everyone who helped with this case – and especially to God for answering prayer.

 

We’re leasing properties in York

Attention Landlords.

We are interested in leasing properties on long (6 yr min) leases to provide shelter and security for people who would otherwise be homeless.

We have a good track record of managing and maintaining properties in this sector and supporting tenants who need some extra help to get back on their feet. We aim to offer short term tenancies to people many landlords find too challenging and risky to accommodate. We are particularly interested in small HMOs but will consider obtaining permission to convert an existing family house.

If you have a vacant property that we could lease please get in touch with Barrie Stephenson, Chairman, Restore (York) Ltd 
Tel: 07885297669 Email: barrie@restoreyork.co.uk

Restore (York) Ltd. Company Number: 07456780 Charity Number: 1143678
Web: restoreyork.co.uk