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Raising an amazing £1,500 for Roundabout through Sleep Out

Our team successfully raised £1,500 by taking part in the 10th annual Sleep Out for Roundabout last Friday. Going back to basics in Meadowhall Car Park, the team of six braved the cold conditions to raise vital funds for the South Yorkshire based youth homelessness charity.

Shortly after arriving and setting up camp, the team joined other attendees to hear from Roundabout on the great work they are doing across the region before hearing an emotional and inspiring story from a user of Roundabout’s service, a real insight into the reality of youth homelessness.

Image: Green Vision Photography
Tony Shaw, Richard Grafton, Sarah Adams, Joel Holmes, Leroy Bello and Natalie Webb took on the challenge and raised an impressive amount, which was kindly topped up by Henry Boot PLC’s Charity Committee.

Emily Bush, Fundraising Manager at Roundabout said: “We are incredibly grateful once again to have a team from Henry Boot come along to our annual Sleep Out, especially as this year was a special one! For our tenth event we went back to basics, asking participants to sleep in Meadowhall’s car park, which gave a real insight into the difficulties faced by many homeless young people in our region.

We know it is never easy to ask people to give up home comforts on a cold, wintery November night, but by taking part and playing a key role in helping us raise over £20,000, the Henry Boot team have helped to prevent homelessness becoming a reality for vulnerable young people in South Yorkshire. Thank you so much for your generous and ongoing support and thank you to the team for their dedication to our cause.”

Our team would like to thank everybody who kindly donated, and Roundabout for continuing to put on such amazing events. Donations are still open and can be made by clicking here.