Published: Friday, October 26th 2018

Rebels supporters to sleep out for Slough's homeless

Written by Slough Town Football Club

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Slough Town volunteers and supporters will sleep out for Slough's homeless next month.


Slough Town Football Club volunteers and supporters are this year putting together a team to sleep out for Slough's homeless on Saturday 24th November - and we need your help.

Each year a winter night shelter opens in Slough to ensure there is somewhere warm and safe to stay for those who find themselves living on the streets. The shelter not only provides a place to stay, but working with other agencies many find accommodation and employment via the shelter too.

Stuart Adnitt, who volunteers behind the bar at Arbour Park on matchdays, has worked with The London and Slough Run for many years and this will be his third time sleeping out.

"LASR's Winter Night Shelter genuinely makes a massive difference to people's lives. Not only does it offer somewhere warm and safe for people to stay over the coldest months of the year but it also gives some of society’s most vulnerable people companionship and support to change their lives.

“It takes a massive amount of work and volunteers to run the shelter for the three months and any help people can give would be great. It would be great if fellow supporters could join our team and sleep out with us or sponsor those of us that are going to do it - anything people can spare will genuinely be gratefully received and help make a real difference".

To donate to the appeal, visit this page: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/stfc

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On Saturday 24th November, over 100 people will swap their beds for sleeping bags and a cardboard box to raise money and awareness for the homeless in the Slough area. Taking place at St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School in Langley, this year’s Slough Sleep Out for the Homeless aims to raise funds for the Slough Winter Night Shelter.

Thanks to our volunteers, Slough Borough Council and other bodies, the shelter was open for 94 consecutive nights last winter and was used by 49 guests, 22 of whom went on to find accommodation and many have since found employment. Could you do it? Could you sleep out for one night to help keep people off the streets during the coldest months of the winter?

We can promise you a night you’ll never forget! A campfire sing-along, entertainment, food and lots of camaraderie. The Sleepout has gone from strength to strength and this year we’re hoping to hit a new target of 150 people! Bring your friends. Get a team together!

Details on how to register can be found here: https://thelondonandsloughrun.com

You can start your own MyDonate page and get everyone to sponsor you. Go on, be brave - this is one night you’ll never forget.

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