BW Legal is the headline sponsor for Simon on the Street’s biggest event of the year, Sleep with Simon.
The event will take place on 26th September at the Tilt Yard, Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. Volunteers are invited to take on the challenge of sleeping out for the night to raise awareness and understanding of homelessness.
During the evening, there will be a number of activities taking place to help raise participant’s knowledge on homelessness and the charity’s outreach teams will also be on hand to discuss the work they do.
Last year was hugely successful with 150 people taking part and raising £25,000. This year, Simon on the Streets hope to exceed that total.
Rachael Withers, CEO at BW Legal said: “Homelessness is on the rise across the country. Simon on the Streets works tirelessly to make a positive impact on those who are sleeping rough which is why we selected them as our charity of the year.”
“We are delighted to be sponsoring this event and are proud to help raise awareness and vital funds in this way.”
Since 1999 Simon on the Streets has been helping members of the homeless community turn their lives around. They focus on being there for those who are deeply entrenched in homelessness by offering emotional and practical street-support to vulnerable individuals.
Throughout the year we have worked closely with the charity to make a meaningful difference to those who are sleeping on the streets. Through cake sales, raffles, dress down days and sponsorship, BW Legal has raised nearly £7,500 for the charity this year. In April, our team also held a training session for outreach workers on debt rehabilitation.
Fahad Khan, Development Manager at Simon on the Streets said: “We are absolutely delighted that BW Legal has chosen to become our first headline sponsor for Sleep with Simon. Last year we raised £25,000 and with their support and others taking part, we are hoping to make this year’s event even more successful. With the funds raised we will be able to help even more people on the streets struggling with homelessness.”
If you’d like to register to take part then visit: http://sleepwithsimon2019.eventbrite.co.uk. People can register individually here as well as in teams.