CEO Sleepout is challenging bosses from businesses across Doncaster to give up their bed for one night to raise money and make a stand against homelessness.
The initiative will see dozens of business leaders and execs braving cold temperatures on the night of 20 May to sleep rough and raise thousands of pounds to support charities fighting homelessness and poverty across Doncaster.
Funds will be distributed between the Real Help Doncaster alternative giving campaign jointly spearheaded by the Doncaster Council and Changing Lives, as well as the Club Doncaster Foundation and CEO Sleepout charity.
The CEO Sleepouts began six years ago, the brainchild of Teesside businessman and philanthropist, Andy Preston. The events have generated a staggering £2 million to date, supporting charities and causes that work hard to tackle poverty and homelessness in towns and cities across the UK.
The CEO Sleepout charity was officially formed in December 2014 after two successful CEO Sleepout events which were held at Middlesbrough FC and Newcastle Utd FC in collaboration with Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation.
Since then, CEO Sleepout events have been held at venues across the country including Wembley Stadium, St James’ Park Newcastle, Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Meadow Lane Stadium, and Lord’s Cricket Ground and have to-date raised a phenomenal £2 million pounds.
Club Doncaster CEO, Gavin Baldwin said: “This is a really important event and we’re hoping the entire business community of Doncaster get’s behind the initiative to help raise money for brilliant charities.”
Andy Preston, Chairman and Founder of CEO Sleepout, said: “I am very humbled to see so many business leaders take part in out CEO Sleepout events across the country and I am sure that Doncaster will demonstrate what a compassionate town it is.
CEO Sleepout events help to raise significant funds for a number of really worthwhile charities and I hope we’re able to raise a phenomenal amount in Doncaster’s very first CEO Sleepout.”
Will you join them? If you’re interested in signing up for the CEO Sleepout Doncater, head to: https://www.ceosleepoutuk.com/doncaster