200 fundraisers swapped the comfort of their own beds and bedded down for the night at Salisbury Cathedral on Friday night (7 February) to raise funds and awareness for local charity Alabaré.
The event was the 14th time the homeless charity have hosted the event which raises vital funds for their work with the homeless and vulnerable within the local community.
The evening saw support from a number of local schools including Godolphin, Stonehenge and St. Joseph’s, who braved the event despite the cold and damp conditions.
As well as schools, there was also support from local corporates including from the Radian Group and Aspire Defence LTD. Catering came on behalf of Sodexo, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Greggs and Boston Tea Party, who helped out by providing much needed refreshments and snacks for the participants as well as a much need hot breakfast in the morning.
Rebecca Mullen, Alabaré’s Fundraising and Development manager said:
“We are incredibly grateful for the people of Salisbury coming out to join us for our 14th BIG Sleep event at Salisbury Cathedral. The devastating consequences of those facing homelessness becomes all too stark in the current weather conditions, so raising funds and awareness becomes even more important. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of those who took part and the local businesses who support the event.”
For more information or to arrange an interview call Harvey Taylor on 01722 344485.
At Alabaré we support people to overcome the barriers of homelessness, mental ill-health and learning disabilities in-order to have a home, health, choice and independence.
Alabaré Christian Care and Support provide the highest standards of accommodation and support to disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our communities in order that they can have a home, health, choice and independence. Since 1991, Alabaré have been working with people facing disadvantage through homelessness, mental ill-health, learning disability or a combination of these. We provide housing and personalised support based on the individual needs and aspirations of each person, tackling underlying causes and giving them the skills and confidence to move forward with their lives.