Our PR supporter Ellie MacDonald bedded down in her living room with partner and long-standing Simon on the Streets volunteer, Dan, raising £540. Ellie commented:
“Dan and I have both been active supporters of Simon on the Streets for a few years now and having only recently got together, we knew we had to partake in a fundraising initiative together. We made a den in the living room where we bedded down for the night with my cat George which wasn’t quite as luxurious as a proper bed for the night, but it was nothing compared to sleeping on the streets as some people have to do night after night. Realising that this was still comfortable compared to others experiences gave me the desire to help raise as much as possible for those without a proper bed and I’m really grateful to everyone who helped us surpass our target. We know that it will do so much good to supporting people in need.”
We also want to give a huge thank you to our Schofield Sweeney, our charity of the year partner. Their team took part in the Little Sleep In, along with their children, rabbits and cats! The team raised over £800.
A huge thank you from our CEO
Natalie Moran, CEO at Simon on the Streets, said:
“We’re really grateful to everyone who took part in our second Little Sleep In and helped raise £2,500.
“We’re still unsure if our biggest fundraising event, our annual sleep-out, will be able to go ahead later this year and with the inaugural Little Sleep In being such a great success last year, the public have continued to show immense creativity and support for us to fundraise at home. The funds raised will go a long way to enable our hardworking outreach workers to continue to support the most vulnerable people living on our streets.”
The funds raised will go towards our work to continue to support homeless and vulnerable people throughout Leeds, Bradford, and Kirklees. Our team of seven outreach workers continue to provide emotional and practical support and to rough sleepers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.