Christmas appeal as ludlowthompson staff brave the cold for the 15th year as they ‘sleep rough’ to raise funds for charity Centrepoint
- 15th November 2019
- Our News
This year marks 50 years of Centrepoint the UK's leading youth homelessness charity
ludlowthompson staff once again ‘slept rough’ to raise funds for Centrepoint, a charity that supports the homeless. The company is now the longest serving corporate partner of the Sleep Out and this year marked the 15th year of ludlowthompson’s participation.
As the seasons change and the temperature begins to drop the hardships faced by those sleeping rough increase dramatically. Over the last 50 years Centrepoint has grown to become the UK's leading youth homelessness charity, supporting over 9,000 homeless young people a year. ludlowthompson is proud to support such a worthy cause.
Whilst the Sleep Out doesn’t aim to reproduce exactly what it is like to be homeless, it highlights some of the issues faced by homeless young people such as: the cold, the discomfort, and the difficulty of facing the next day with very little sleep.
Centrepoint provides accommodation and support to homeless people between 16 and 25 years of age. The Sleep Out is part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the problems young homeless people face.
The Sleep Out event, which took place in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 21st November, was supported by a Sleep Out in the Midlands by ludlowthompson’s Apex Park team in aide of partner charity St Basils.
Stephen Ludlow, Chairman of ludlowthompson, says: “The work that Centrepoint does is invaluable and we at ludlowthompson are delighted to do our bit to support that. Centrepoint caught up with three members of our team ludlowthompson team leader, Fabian Akinola and colleagues Alex Vine and Emma Nettleingham to highlight their ongoing commitment to the cause.”
“The Sleep Out is unique in that it allows us to raise money and awareness for a worthwhile cause whilst also giving people a small insight into what it’s really like to sleep rough.”
“This is the hardest time of year for those sleeping rough so every penny counts towards helping those in need.”
Please join us with your support this Christmas.
“The work that Centrepoint does is invaluable and we at ludlowthompson are delighted to do our bit to support that.”
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