SEVEN young people, who recently faced homelessness, have been giving guided tours at Scampston Hall to help boost their confidence.

SASH, a charity which helps young people aged 16 to 25 avoid homelessness across North and East Yorkshire, organised the day to improve confidence while speaking with the charity’s supporters.

Chris Legard, owner of Scampston Estate, said: “It was a privilege to be able to open our doors to such an exciting event, particularly one that will help these young people feel more confident and experience new challenges, while at the same time spread greater awareness of SASH’s work.”

The guests were treated to private tours of the hall with each young person assigned a room to talk about its history, restoration, art and furniture.

SASH director Peter Robinson said: “It has been an amazing, hugely valuable experience for our young people and a great opportunity for our supporters to meet the young people they help.”

To find out more about becoming a volunteer host with SASH, visit or phone Adele on 01904 652043.