Liverpool charity, The Whitechapel Centre, has announced that their main fundraising event, the Liverpool Sleepout, has been cancelled for a second year. Instead, supporters are invited to take part in a “Sleepout at Home” sponsored event.
Hettie Miles, Fundraiser at the charity explains more, “Last year’s event was cancelled because of COVID and this year there is building work taking place at the venue, St James’s in the City Church. We’re very disappointed that we’re unable to hold our main fundraising event but we hope people will still support us by creating their own Sleepout At Home – in the living room, garden or balcony – anywhere but your bed.”
The Liverpool Sleepout has been taking place annually since 2014, with hundreds of people taking part and raising thousands of pounds to help the charity support people who are homeless in the city. This year’s Sleepout at Home takes place on the weekend of 8th – 10th October and Sunday 10th October marks World Homeless Day, an annual day to raise awareness of homelessness.
Hettie continues, “The pandemic has meant we have had to cancel events and this has had a dramatic affect on our fundraising. Although we can’t hold the Liverpool Sleepout this year there are still plenty of ways to support the charity and we’ve already got lots of events planned for 2022.”
To take part in Sleepout at Home sign up for free: www.whitechapelcentre.co.uk/sleepoutathome
The Whitechapel Centre is a leading homeless and housing charity for the Liverpool region working with people who are sleeping rough, living in hostels or struggling to manage their accommodation. We are committed to helping people find and maintain a home and learn the life skills essential for independent living.
There is Always Help Available at The Whitechapel Centre If you see someone sleeping rough please call on 0300 123 2041 (24 hours, low cost from a mobile).