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Wanted: Big hearted business people to sleep out for MASH

Once again this year MASH is looking for generous CEOs and business leaders to swap suits for sleeping bags for one night to help fight homelessness and poverty in our city.

CEO Sleepout will take place on Monday 15 October at the Emirates Stadium in Old Trafford, with money raised going directly to Manchester charities, including MASH, which fight homelessness and poverty.

Almost 60 business leaders from across Manchester have already signed up to give up their bed for one night to help those who don’t have one. Will you join them?

To sign up, just register on the CEO Sleepout website (and make sure to select MASH from the charity drop down menu).  You will pledge to raise £1,000 to fight homelessness and poverty in Manchester.  Alternatively, you can sign up as a team of two, three or more.

Last year, 65 compassionate business leaders raised a staggering £64,000 to help make a difference in Manchester and beyond by joining CEO Sleepout. MASH received a donation of £16,000 which has directly helped women in crisis in Manchester to find a home.

Speaking on behalf of MASH, Janelle Hardacre, said: “We are still seeing an increase in people becoming locked into homelessness and poverty in Manchester and we know it’s an issue that’s close to many of our hearts. MASH provides support to women on the streets of Manchester, many of whom are in crisis situations.

“We are aiming to get a great team of compassionate leaders together for CEO Sleepout to raise vital funds for charities in our city, like MASH, which are making a difference every day. Funds from last year’s hugely successful CEO Sleepout have enabled MASH to support women in real crisis to find homes this year and we are confident the business community will do us proud again this year.”

CEO Sleepout is a charity set up to fight homelessness and poverty. The charity is funded with money raised by big hearted business and community leaders who pledge to sleep outdoors for one night to raise awareness and sponsorship from their business contacts and friends. To date, CEO Sleepout events have raised a staggering £1.95 million for charities and causes that work hard to tackle poverty and homelessness in cities across the UK.

 

For more information about signing up on behalf of MASH please contact Janelle, Fundraising & Marketing Officer Janelle@mash.org.uk 0161 273 4555

 

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