A BUILDING society in Rhyl has pledged its support to a first of its kind scheme helping more than 700 homeless people across the UK.

The Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) branch in the town's High Street is calling on its customers to join them in supporting End Youth Homelessness (EYH) Week, running from May 14-20.

The event is in support of homeless young people who are ready to move out of supported accommodation and into homes of their own.

The scheme, the first of its kind to be rolled out on a national scale, aims to raise £750,000 to support more than 700 homeless young people over a three-year partnership between YBS and charity EYH.

Gail Tudball, manager of the Rhyl branch of YBS, said: “We’re proud to be backing EYH Week to help highlight the issue in our community and nationally.

“Through our partnership with EYH we are providing real help for young people in need. Thanks to the support of people in Rhyl we have already raised a fantastic £508 that will go towards providing a home to a homeless young person.”

People in Rhyl can support the partnership by making a donation at the branch, the money raised will go towards the Yorkshire Building Society-funded rent deposit scheme for EYH. For more information, visit ybs.co.uk.