1st March 2018 | Old Spitalfields Market | From 8pm
“Over 80,000 young people in the UK are homeless every year”. That is a staggering figure that with our help, LandAid want to dramatically reduce. LandAid have been the property industry charity for over 30 years. They work all year round to deliver life-changing services for young people who are or have been homeless, or at risk of homelessness in the future.
Rosie and Ben from our Business Development team are spending one night sleeping outside in the iconic Old Spitalfields Market. They will be braving the streets joined by the 200-strong volunteers from various property industry backgrounds. The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the cause, encourage donations to help provide a future for young homeless people, as well gain an insight into the struggles that young people on the streets face.
The sleepout will begin at 8pm, where each fundraiser will be given a carboard box to bed down on and a ‘Survival Kit’ for the night (sponsored by CBRE). We’re guessing this is when the reality will hone in on what tens of thousands of young people have to face each year. LandAid are kindly running a ‘bed building competition’ to provide some light entertainment for the fundraisers, along with the opportunity to play a few games for a small donation. Besides this there will be speeches and Q&A’s with young people who have experienced homelessness, along with hot drinks and soup. Lights will be dimmed for bed down at 11.30pm, with an early rise at 6am as Old Spitalfields Market re-opens. The night will conclude at 7am where the volunteers will pack away and head back to their day of work. We’re expecting plenty of hot coffees to be had that day!
Rosie and Ben are working towards hitting their target of £1,150 and would be extremely grateful if you could help them. No donation is too small, and it would mean a lot to our team and LandAid that you would like to contribute to this worthy cause.
… And if you need any more persuasion to donate, just check the weather forecast for the night!