Pompey’s leading lights are making a difference in Portsmouth!
We are gearing up for the second annual CEO Sleepout in Portsmouth which will be held at Fratton Park on the 4th of April. Portsmouth’s business leaders last year came out in force to fight homelessness and poverty in the City, and together they raised a phenomenal c£45,000!
This year we want to absolutely smash that right out of the park – and we can’t wait to see the CEOs, execs, business owners swap their suits for sleeping bags and bed-down under the stars.
We’re doing it to help local charities – and the work of CEO Sleepout nationally – helping people who need it most.
Last year, we were delighted to distribute funds raised to the following charities working hard to make life a little better for people who are homeless or living in poverty:
Pompey in the Community received £15284 for their work with vulnerable young people, using sport to inspire them to learn, and get back into employment, education or training in Portsmouth.
The Society of St James received £5000 for their supported living accommodation for people who have been homeless in Portsmouth
The Portsmouth Salvation Army Homeless Service received £3000 for their work supporting rough sleepers and those who are homeless or living in poverty.
The Southern Domestic Abuse Service received £1820 for their work supporting women and children escaping domestic violence in Portsmouth.
The Portsmouth Foodbank received £1820 to help feed local people in crisis.
CEO Sleepout UK received £15284 to continue our national work and help fund our social enterprise, The Fork In The Road Restaurant, providing training and jobs to ex-offenders, long-term unemployed and people in recovery.
To get involved this year, please visit ceosleepoutuk.com/portsmouth and sign up! Let’s show just how caring Portsmouth’s leading lights can be when it comes to tackling homelessness!