Tue, 26th April 2016

Lancashire County Cricket Club Launches Red Rose Homeless Appeal



FOLLOWING ON from the success of the Red Rose Floods Appeal, which helped to raise over £18,000 for the victims of the Boxing Day Floods in the region, Lancashire County Cricket Club and the LCCC Foundation have joined forces to launch the Red Rose Homeless Appeal to help combat poverty and homelessness in Manchester.

On 16th May 2016 executives from across the North West are joining together at Emirates Old Trafford to give up a night of comfort to sleep out on the pitch and in the stands to help raise funds for homeless projects in Manchester and also to raise awareness of a growing problem in the city.

CEO Sleepout Manchester is being organised by 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 event will start at 8pm and finishes the following morning at the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club.

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 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”.

You can donate to the Red Rose Homeless Appeal  by visiting: www.redrosehomelessappeal.co.uk
Please email Dianne Gould at info@ceosleepoutuk.com to find out more information and to join in.
For more information on CEO Sleepout UK please see www.ceosleepoutuk.com

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