CEO Sleepout 2015

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Seeing people sleeping in shop doorways is a familiar sight for those of us living and working in London. It is hard to know how to respond – how can we, as individuals, make a difference?

On Monday 12th October 2015, the Cardinal Hume Centre is inviting you to do something to help, by joining our second CEO Sleepout at The Kia Oval.

Last year 90 sleepers raised £150,000 to help fight poverty and homelessness. Will you abandon the boardroom for a sleeping bag and help us raise even more in 2015?

People living in poverty or on the streets need to be empowered, given the help to move forward, and to feel like a person who is valued and part of society. At the Centre, we support people such as Hannah who has gone from homelessness to secure employment and a bright future.

All money raised by you will go to fund the Cardinal Hume Centre’s work with homeless young people, families on the edge of homelessness and vulnerable individuals.

Last Year Cardinal Hume Centre resident Honick talked about his experience of living at the Centre, the video was shown on the big screen at Wembley

We are asking each ‘sleeper’ to raise at least £1,000.

Can you encourage your senior partners to get involved? The more sleepers we have, the more we can do together to help fight homelessness in London.

The Cardinal Hume Centre is thrilled to have such an amazing and iconic venue in which to hold our second sleepout. Cricket Fans will have a rare opportunity to get close to the famous grounds and the first in England to host international Test cricket  in 1880.

The Centre’s CEO, Cathy Corcoran, says:

“It is a great opportunity to get business leaders together to take part in an exciting event to raise money for, and highlight the very serious problem of homelessness and poverty in the UK. Giving up one night of comfort does not compare to the hard reality for those who experience homelessness on a nightly basis, but this event will show that people do care. We all know that homelessness and poverty should not exist in the modern world; Following on from last year’s amazing success, we hope to raise even more money this year”

Our ultimate goal is to help make London a fairer and an even better place in which to live, work and do business.

Not a senior manager or CEO but would like your company to be involved why not nominate your boss?

If you are would like to take part, or would like more information, please contact patriciamarron@cardinalhumecentre.org.uk or on 020 7222 1602.

The London event is one in a series of sleepouts throughout the country aimed at fundraising for and highlighting the issue of poverty and homelessness in the UK. The Cardinal Hume Centre is delighted to be working with CEO Sleepout UK and De Paul on this event.

CEO Sleepout UK is a registered charity