The NorfolkTweetUp crew is taking part in the Norwich Sleep Out 2017 in aid of The Benjamin Foundation charity.
Last year’s sleep out raised over £27,000 after 100 people braved the elements and stayed out for the night in the car park at Marsh on Queen’s Road Norwich.
Here are a couple of examples of how this money is helping and these are things that just wouldn’t happen without the money raised through sponsorship:
When some of the young people are ready to leave us and move into their own place they have very few household items of their own and may not be able to call on family and friends to help out. In these situations we use some of the Sleep Out money to buy them items such as white goods, carpets, a bed, towels or even just a starter pack of crockery, cutlery, kettle, toaster, bowls and saucepans.
We recently moved a group of young people we support in King’s Lynn to different, more suitable accommodation. The young people are vulnerable and some have learning difficulties. Along with our staff they’ve been working hard in the garden to make a better outdoor space to enjoy this summer. We used some of the Sleep Out funds to buy them some garden furniture and a barbecue.
Help us smash last years total, all donations gratefully recieved.