For the eighth year running, the Booth Centre, is inviting hundreds of people to take on the challenge of sleeping outside to raise awareness and vital funds to help end homelessness.
On Friday 9th November, the Manchester Cathedral will host The Manchester Sleepout 2018, tasking participants to take on the challenge of sleeping outdoors for the night, to increase understanding of some of the hardships that homeless people experience on a daily basis, whilst highlighting the life-changing work that the Booth Centre carries out throughout the city.
The Booth Centre offers an extensive range of vital support services for people experiencing homelessness, including help to move off the streets into accommodation, hot meals and showers, education and training workshops, employment and accommodation advice, as well as arts and sports sessions. The centre helps people to rebuild their lives and integrate themselves back into the community.
Amanda Croome, CEO of The Booth Centre, said: “Homelessness is still on the rise in Greater Manchester, and we all need to come together to tackle the root causes. At the Booth Centre, our vision is for everyone to have a secure home and the opportunity to have a good quality of life and to achieve this we rely on generous support from people who live and work in our community.
“The Manchester Sleepout offers just a glimpse of what it is like to sleep rough, and by no means exposes the true dangers and hardships that some people have to face night after night. But this event goes a really long way in galvanizing the local community to raise both awareness and vital funds to enable us to continue to support hundreds of people experiencing homelessness.”
The 2018 Manchester Sleepout is kindly sponsored by Construction Impact Framework (CIF), The University of Salford and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Sara Lawton, MD of Construction Impact Framework, added: “The Booth Centre works tirelessly to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the North West. The charity offers a fantastic and varied range of services to give people the confidence and skills they need to get back on track and we’re proud to be supporting the charity in delivering its life-changing work.
“It’s encouraging to see the region pull together to raise money for this charity during The Manchester Sleepout and I, along with our partners Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Salford, look forward to taking part in this year’s event which is expected to be bigger than ever before.”
2017’s Manchester Sleepout saw over 400 people, including many teams from Manchester’s business community, come together to raise £120,000. Click here to register for this year’s event and support the Booth Centre with its life-changing work.