CEO Sleepout Manchester Returns to EOT
Imagine if you had no home, no food, and nowhere you felt safe. That’s the nightmare facing thousands who have been pulled into poverty or made homeless since the start of the pandemic.
That’s why we’re doing something about it. On 18th October, Manchester’s big-hearted business bosses, owners, execs and senior leaders will give up their beds for one night to sleep outside at Emirates Old Trafford – each pledging to raise or donate £1000. Uniting to fight homelessness.
Why is it so important?
Recent studies show the shocking truth around homelessness in England:
Over 250,000 people in England are homeless and in temporary accommodation
Over 61% of adults in England living in temporary accommodation are women
Single parents make up 72% of all homeless families living in temporary accommodation, but only 24% of families
1 in 23 black households become homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless, compared to 1 in 83 households from all other ethnicities
24% of young homeless people in the UK are LGBT+
More than half (55%) of people who make a homeless application are aged between 16 and 34
Source: Shelter, AKT, MHCLG
What can our participants expect at CEO Sleepout Manchester?
You’ll arrive with your sleeping bag, sleeping mat or cardboard, pillow and lots of warm layers for 8pm.
We’ll get you registered, and then you will have time to meet your fellow participants whilst viewing the moving and powerful photographic series “Outsiders” by photographer Marc Davenant.
We’ll hear from our incredible charity beneficiaries working tirelessly on the frontline of homelessness in London, followed by a keynote talk from an incredible lady, Kerri Douglass, author of Gutter to Glory; From Pavements to Parliament, about her lifelong journey through homelessness on the streets of London.
And there’ll be entertainment to warm the cockles before heading out to the stands at EOT to chat and sleep alongside your fellow business leaders.
Where does the money go?
The funds raised at CEO Sleepout Manchester will be divided between five incredible charities working on the frontline of homelessness across Greater Manchester.
Walking With The Wounded: for their work housing and supporting veterans who are at risk, or who have experienced homelessness
Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF): For their work with at-risk young people, preventing exclusion and up-skilling them for employment
Barnabus Manchester: For their work supporting rough sleepers and people who have been homeless
Lancashire Cricket Foundation: For their work using grass roots cricket to inspire young people to continue education and employment
CEO Sleepout UK: For our work nationally uniting the business leaders in cities across the UK behind a call to end homelessness for good.
How do I get involved?
Head to ceosleepoutuk.com/manchester to sign up – and see who else is taking part.
See you there!