CEOs Poised To Help Fight Manchester’s Homelessness Problem
THERE ARE now less than two weeks to go until over 100 executives from the North West’s business and charity sectors join together at Lancashire County Cricket Club on the 16th May 2016 to help fight poverty and homelessness in Manchester.
They will all give up a night of comfort to sleep out on the pitch and in the stands at Emirates Old Trafford to help raise funds for projects in Manchester and also to raise awareness of a growing problem.
CEO Sleepout Manchester is being organised by the national charity CEO Sleepout UK in partnership with the LCCC Foundation and will build on the huge success of CEO Sleepout UK’s recent London event at The Oval when £170,000 was raised for charities which fight the effects and causes of homelessness.
The Emirates Old Trafford based event hopes to raise in excess of £100,000 to support a range of charities that all help to fight the cause and effects of homelessness in the city.CEO Sleepout UK is a new and lean charity which has already worked with partners to hold events at prestigious venues like Wembley Stadium, Cardiff Castle and St James' Park Newcastle.
Around 500 executives have taken part in the sleepouts to date and together have raised over £680,000 to fight homelessness and poverty in the UK.
Andy Preston from CEO Sleepout UK said: “CEO Sleepout UK is delighted to be working with the LCCC Foundation to host an event at such a prestigious venue. By engaging the executive community across the North West we aim to raise funds to help fight poverty and homelessness in Manchester”.
Sandy Mitchell from the LCCC Foundation said: “This is a great opportunity to raise people’s awareness of homelessness in Manchester and by partnering up with CEO Sleepout UK we believe we can help to raise significant funds for charities that support those in need day in and day out”.
Theresa Grant, CEO of Trafford Council, said: “Homelessness is an issue that cannot be ignored; by signing up to take part in the sleepout on the 16th May I hope I can play a small part in in an event that aims to make a big difference”.
Will you join in and help to fight homelessness and poverty in the city? You can make a real difference by donating to the Red Rose Homeless Appeal: www.redrosehomelessappeal.co.uk
For more information on CEO Sleepout UK please see www.ceosleepoutuk.comFor more information on LCCC Foundation please see www.lcccfoundation.co.uk
Picture includes: Andy Preston (CEO Sleepout UK); Theresa Grant (CEO Trafford Council); James Sheridan (LCCC Foundation Chairman)
Please click on the link for a video from the event held at St. James’ Park, Newcastle to give you an idea of what it entails: https://vimeo.com/77990634