Officeworx Director Paul Berry has pledged to join The Big Sleep Out 2023. The event is to raise awareness of homeless people or those on the brink of homelessness.
The cost-of-living crisis is spiralling. More and more people are struggling to meet the cost of day-to-day essentials. Heating and food costs are becoming increasingly unaffordable for many. This is the reality for many individuals and families and, the process of losing their homes and becoming homeless has already begun.
Every pound generated through The Big Sleep Out will go towards assisting people in financial difficulty, with the aim of helping people avoid debt and sustain their accommodation. The donations, in the hands of the CCP support workers and support coordinators, means that they will be able to quickly intervene to offer financial assistance to anyone struggling to meet the cost of essentials. For example, to help replace white goods that break down suddenly, or towards the cost of school uniforms for struggling families.
Paul will be part of the 100 club of businesses taking part on the 25th January 2023 at Brickhampton Golf Complex aiming to raise £100,000. To make the experience reflected of the degree on what it is like for those that find themselves homeless, Paul will be supplied with a sleeping bag, cardboard boxes and will be able to attend with one small carrier bag of personal items.
Paul aims to raise £1,000 for CCP – his fundraising page can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/officeworx-big-sleep-out-for-ccp Please help us raise vital funds for the people in need within our community.
The money raised will help CCP tackle the causes and effects of homelessness through the following:
- Reaching out to the homeless
- Providing supported housing for 16 – 25-year-olds who would otherwise be homeless
- Debt, housing and benefits advice for those on the brink of homelessness
- Helping to strengthen families who are facing difficulties
- Stocking The Community Pantry for those living in poverty
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported the Officeworx team with our charity challenges over the years and we have no doubt that our family, friends, customers, suppliers and the Gloucestershire business community will again support Paul with THE BIG SLEEP OUT.