Mylo Kaye has set up the charity to help the rising number of people living in poverty in Greater Manchester

Mylo, who ran a tech company for the past four years set up the charity this year, to help the rising number of people who are living in poverty, including the homeless epidemic facing Greater Manchester. The North West saw the most significant increase of rough sleeping this year, 39% more than in 2016. (1)

Once homeless himself, Mylo has combined his experience of living in hostels with that of his time in the tech industry to launch a ‘digital first’ charity, which will see the former tech boss helping those living in poverty using technology, and also sharing his technical expertise with other charities.

Explaining the reason why he’s decided to start a charity. Kaye said;

“Charity has always been something very important to me, I have supported numerous charities in Manchester over the years. Charities are vital to helping the city’s poor, and I can testify to this with the help that I received from a local charity when I was homeless, which was ten years ago this year.”

My charity, Pledge, will help those living in poverty. With my insight of being homeless, I’m in a unique position to see both sides of the coin. Pledge will also support the great work that other charities are also doing in Greater Manchester by providing our digital expertise around fundraising, including new technology which enables contactless donations.”

Pledge launches in September, and those interested in how to help the people of Greater Manchester living in poverty are encouraged to visit the website to find out more.

1) Homeless Link, 2018.