03 Mar THREE LOCAL BUSINESSES SUPPORT THE BIG SLEEP OUT!
Huddersfield Townâ€™s Big Sleep Out 2019 has to date been supported by three local businesses with the funds raised helping to tackle homelessness in our local community and surrounding areas.
Bastion Estates, Jay-Be Smart Sleep and BM Packaging have all kindly shown their support to the Town Foundation and the Club by sponsoring this yearâ€™s event.
Stephen Durrans, Managing Director at Jay-BeÂ® commented:
â€œWe can only imagine the traumatic and physical toll homelessness must take on people who have no choice but to sleep rough, night after night.
As a bed and mattress manufacturer we regularly highlight the importance of a good nightâ€™s sleep, taking steps to educate the consumer about how poor sleep can negatively impact peopleâ€™s health and wellbeing.
Homelessness is a crisis in any town or city and we hope we can do our part in raising awareness and much needed funds.â€
Guy Davis from Bastion Estates added:
â€œLike most, my business and family life is very busy and there often seems little time to reflect, but when Bastion Estates were asked to be one of the sponsors for the planned Big Sleep Out event at the John Smithâ€™s Stadium with other Huddersfield Town fans, board members and sponsors we didnâ€™t hesitate! We sponsored it last year, so we automatically said yes again.â€
The John Smithâ€™s Stadium will open its doors to a record number of supporters and local dignitaries to raise money for causes supporting homeless people in our local community under the banner of the Town Foundation. Those taking part will brave the outdoors for the night and sleep in the stands and the concourse.
The event will take place on the evening of Friday 8 March into the morning of Saturday 9 March 2019, with Huddersfield Town hosting AFC Bournemouth later in the day.
Huddersfield Town supporters can support the Big Sleep Out participants by donating online or by making a text donation.
There are a number of ways in which you can support the Big Sleep Out by CLICKING HERE to donate online.
You can also text to show your support:
– To donate Â£1, text SLEEP to 70201
– To donate Â£5, text SLEEP to 70970
– To donate Â£10, text SLEEP to 70191
The first ever Big Sleep Out raised a remarkable total of over Â£55k for local causes with over 150 people taking part.
The money made a real difference in the local community and benefitted:
– The Huddersfield Mission
– The Welcome Centre
– Batley Care & Drop In centre
– Batley Foodbank
– Dewsbury Minster
– Care Dewsbury
– Dewsbury Baptist Church
– Winter Warmers Mirfield
– Calder Smartmove
– Platform 1
– One Big Family
The Town Foundationâ€™s Chief Executive Officer, Siobhan Atkinson, commented:
â€œThe support weâ€™ve had for the Big Sleep Out 2019 has been outstanding and we will have even more taking part than last year.
â€œI would like to say a huge thank to all the sponsors for their support in helping us tackle homelessness in the local area.
â€œWe want to make an even bigger contribution through the Big Sleep Out this year. Iâ€™d urge all supporters who arenâ€™t taking part to donate online or to use the text service. Every donation small or large makes a massive difference.â€