A CIRENCESTER charity is holding a week of events raising awareness of homelessness amount young people.

Cirencester Housing for Young People (CHYP) will hold a range of events from Monday June 24 starting with an open day at the charity’s headquarters on Querns Lane from 3pm and culminating on Friday June 28 with a street collection, sofa push around the town and a mass ‘sleep out’ outside the Parish Church.

Other events throughout the week include an antiques valuation day at the CHYP charity shop on The Waterloo and a treasure trail around Minchinhampton.

The charity was founded in 1986 and provides homeless young people aged between 16 and 25 with accommodation and support to get back on their feet.

For more details on CHYP visit chypthechairty.org.uk