CEO Sleepout 2018
WHEN: Monday, 15 October, 2018
At Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Club
CEO Sleepout Manchester is part of a national chain of events raising funds to help homeless people.
Last year in Manchester over 60 CEO’s & senior executives took part and raised an amazing £64,000 in sponsorship which was donated to local charities tackling homelessness including MASH who received £16,000.
Worsley-based businessman, Mark Butler, is Vice-Chair of MASH and spent the night sleeping on the pitch at Emirates Old Trafford to raise sponsorship for MASH at the 2016 event. He is keen to encourage other business leaders to take the time out to raise awareness of the amazing charities in Manchester changing the lives of people with no-where else to turn.
Sleeping under the stars
We are on the hunt for local business leaders like Jules Wilson of Rule 5 who are keen to tackle homelessness with direct action and sign-up for the 2018 event. Jules slept out at the 2017 event during Storm Brian (!), she says “When I was approached by MASH to participate I didn’t hesitate to sign up. I’m delighted to be have played a small part in tackling a significant issue.”
CEO Sleepout challenge everyone taking part to raise £1,000 in sponsorship. There will be a leader board of the top 10 fundraisers on the CEO Manchester website to encourage some friendly competition!
As you will probably know MASH is a local charity that helps women trapped in sex work (prostitution). Homelessness is one of the biggest issues for many women sex working on the streets of Manchester. A recent survey showed that 80% of these women are currently homeless or have been recently.
We are in need of funds to support the vital work of our Homelessness Worker, whose expertise and determination has led to helping 14 women off the street into housing in the last 6 months.
She works with women with combination of needs such as addictions, mental health problems, debts and isolation. Many of these women have fallen through the net of other support services and have no-where else to turn.
Signing up for the 2018 event
On the CEO Sleepout website you can see who has already signed up and sign up quickly and easily yourself. Please mention MASH if you would like the funds you raise to come directly to us, otherwise the funds you raise will be split between a number of Manchester charities tackling homelessness and poverty, including MASH.
Please contact our Fundraiser, Helen, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 273 4555 for a chat today if you would like to know more.