Logistics firm chief sleeps out for Roundabout
23rd November 2015
The managing director of a leading Sheffield-based logistics firm has raised more than £1,300 after taking part in homeless charity Roundabout's Sleepout event.
David Clarkson, managing director of DBL Logistics, joined other participants in sleeping rough at CADS Works in Sheffield city centre, raising £1,345 for the charity in the process. It is the second time this year David has taken part in the event, after he raised £2,290 by taking part in April's 'Sleep United' at Bramall Lane. As one of DBL Logistics' chosen charities, the firm carry Roundabout's logo on their trucks, and over the years have participated in many fundraising events for the charity. After the event, which has raised close to £15,000 in total so far, David said: -DBL Logistics is a very proud supporter of Roundabout, and we pride ourselves on giving as much back to the local community as possible. -The Sleepout is always a challenge but it does a great job in raising awareness of the issue. -It gives people a brief insight into how hard sleeping rough is and countless people across the region do it, night after night. -Fantastic charities such as Roundabout help to combat the issue and are doing a sterling job I'm only too happy to continue supporting them in the great work they do. Ruth Gage, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Roundabout, said: -We are extremely grateful to the continued support from DBL Logistics. -The £3,500 David has raised in two Sleepout events alone is really impressive and will make a huge difference to the young people we support. They also provided the card for participants to sleep on which made organising the event that little bit smoother. For more information about DBL Logistics visit www.dbllogistics.com, call 0114 256 1404, or follow @dbllogistics on Twitter.