Telford Centre to Host ‘Big Sleep Out’
On Friday 17th November Telford Centre will play host to this year’s ‘Telford Big Sleep Out’, a fantastic initiative that helps local charities support homeless people in Telford and Wrekin.
As Telford Centre marks its 50th year with a lineup of community events and support, four members of the centre’s management team will also take part, making shelters from cardboard and sleeping out overnight for a really good cause.
The event will take place at Telford Centre car park, above Zara, between 7pm and 7am and is open to all ages including individual participants and groups.
The evening will contain musical entertainment, hot and cold refreshments, a competition to win a chocolate hamper and a medal for all those who make it through to the morning. Bust most of all, all participants will be helping to raise both awareness and much needed funds to help support those in need of shelter.
Glynn Morrow, Centre Manager at Telford Centre said: “This is a fantastic initiative that we are very pleased to host and take part in, and the charities that will be supported do amazing work”.
The four charities that will be supported by the event are:
A non-profit organisation providing emergency, temporary, and assisted living accommodation to people who are homeless across the Telford area.
A charity that provides housing and support services to homeless and vulnerable people in the Telford & Wrekin Borough.
Provides support to people who are rough living across the Telford and Wrekin area. They offer emergency food, clothing, and assistance to access emergency accommodation.
Working in Wellington since 1859, YMCA Wellington provides support to the people of Telford through a variety of services. Supported Housing for 16-25 year olds.
Mike Holt, Executive Director, Telford Big Sleep Out said: “The Telford Big Sleep Out is a key event for the local charities it supports and brings to the forefront, the necessary conversations about homelessness and its impacts across Telford & Wrekin.
We are delighted to have the support of Telford Centre and Telford & Wrekin CVS at this year’s event, their support has enabled us to host the charity fundraiser at a prime location and offer participants the all important refreshments on a cold night out.
TBSO takes months of planning and lots of hard work by those involved. Having such valuable support helps the event come together and makes it that little bit more special.
We look forward to seeing everyone on the big night.”
If you would like to get involved in ‘Telford’s Big Sleep Out’ or make a donation click here.