Could you sleep out to ensure local people in need are warm, safe and fed?

6th January

 

Charity Link, a charity based on Millstone Lane in Leicester which supports people in need throughout the county, is asking you to endure a night of discomfort in order to provide essential items to vulnerable local families by taking part in its Sleepover on Friday 29th January.

The annual event, which raises vital funds to provide food, clothing, heating grants, beds, cookers and other essential items, is taking place slightly differently this year due to the pandemic. Instead of bringing people together to spend the night at its city centre court-yard, Charity Link is encouraging you to experience a little hardship at home for night.

Susan McEniff, Director of Charity Link, says: “People can choose to sleep out in a tent in their garden or spend the night in their garage or shed. Others might want to sleep with their children on the lounge floor to experience what it’s like not to have a bed.

“The main thing is to get involved and start 2021 by doing something amazing to help others during these really tough times. If the whole night is too much, we’ve a two hour mini sleepover event so we hope as many people as possible will get involved. Our unique way of working means that by raising just £25, you could help to provide a bed for someone who doesn’t have this basic item that we all deserve.”

All funds raised via the Sleepover will help to improve the lives of local people in need, including those directly impacted by the pandemic and also the wider community, such as families escaping domestic violence and those with chronic illnesses and mental health issues.

Full details of the Charity Link Sleepover can be found by visiting www.charity-link.org/sleepover