Commercial Solicitors Slept Rough To Raise Money For The Homeless
Staff at Tebbitts Commercial Solicitors gave up their creature comforts and slept rough for one night to help to raise funds for the very real societal issue of homelessness as part of the Big CEO Sleepout.
In the past we have always tried to do our bit in a small way but it was great to have come across CEO Sleepout and fundraise at a different level. CEO Sleepout is a charity set up to fight homelessness and poverty with the aim to encourage business owners to get involved. These sleepout events have raised over £2.8 million for charities working hard to tackle homelessness in cities across the UK since it was founded in 2013.
Participating in the CEO Sleepout event gave us a humbling insight into the issues surrounding homelessness. Although the experience for one night obviously does not compare to what it’s like to be homeless (the Sleepout event doesn’t pretend to), they do three incredible things:
1. Raise awareness among business leaders, who often want to do more to tackle the structural causes of inequality after taking part;
2. Raise big money which is put to use among charities at the front line of homelessness and poverty in your own city; and
3. Business leaders give up their time, and home comforts, to do something for others – one night of discomfort could change somebody’s life.
Tebbitts Commercial Solicitors along with another local Cheshire business, Caroline’s Occasions, raised £520 towards this good cause. Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported us. If you and/or your business would like to take part and pledge to raise sponsorship, visit the CEO Sleepout website https://ceosleepoutuk.com/ for more information on how to join to fight homelessness and poverty in cities across the UK.