St Wilfrid’s Centre Sleep Out
Date: 13 Mar 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
To support and enhance the invaluable work of the welfare team, St Wilfrid’s are holding their 3rd annual ‘Sleep Out’ on Friday 13th March, aiming to raise £25,000 through individual and corporate sponsorships. The hosts for the 2020 event are neighbours and friends of St Wilfrid’s Centre, Sheffield United Football Club. Participants will sleep out for one night only in the John Street Stand, alongside SUFC Chief Executive Stephen Bettis and other club VPs, with some Blades legends calling in over the duration of the evening too.
As in previous years, the Sleep Out aims to raise awareness of the work of St Wilfrid’s Centre in supporting vulnerable adults and rough sleepers in Sheffield, along with giving participants a small taste of the daily challenges and discomfort which people who sleep rough face may on a daily basis.
Sponsorship raised at the Sleep Out event will support clients such as ‘B’, who became homeless as his marriage had broken down. B attends St Wilfrid’s Centre for a shower, something to eat and somewhere safe to be during the day. The welfare team managed to help him into temporary accommodation, which then led to him gaining his own tenancy. B continues to access the Centre, and is supported according to his needs.
Louise Finnigan, St WIlfrid’s Interim Director said: “This event will help raise much needed money to pay for the salary of one of our welfare workers, who provides one to one support to people who live on the streets or live in temporary accommodation. The need for our services is greater today than it has ever been and by taking part in the Sleep Out you are helping support the needs of some of Sheffield’s most vulnerable adults.”
Location: Sheffield United Football Club