Our very own HR manager, Vanessa Johnson, took the challenge in the middle of winter to raise money for the Homeless charity, Centrepoint. She successfully raised just under Â£1000 as a result.
Vanessa had a few words to share about her experience:
â€œI took part in the sleep-out this year for the first time and I must say it was a very humbling and eye-opening experience which will stay with me for a lifetime. The atmosphere on the evening itself was great and there were hundreds of fundraisers participating on the day to raise much needed cash to support the work at Centrepoint.
Although the event was heavily manned with security staff, I underestimated how vulnerable I would feel. It really made me take the time to think more about people having to live in these conditions every day, about how this is their reality and they have no choice but to cope physically and mentally without any support. My sleeping bag was later donated to a young man I met locally who was sleeping rough.â€
HR & Office Manager