Durham Cathedral to host CEO Sleepout

Bishop of Durham, Dean of Durham and Business Leaders from the region take part in CEO Sleepout at Durham Cathedral

On Monday 30 April local business leaders will be sleeping out in the Cloister of Durham Cathedral to raise money for CEO Sleepout and a range of local charities, joined by the Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham and the Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham.

CEO Sleepout is a nationwide initiative which brings business leaders together to fight poverty in the regions where they live and work.  The 2017 Durham CEO Sleepout raised £24,800 with CEO Sleepout UK Chairman and Founder Andy Preston challenging this year’s participants to raise even more, “This is about the people of the North East coming together to make real changes that can make life changing difference to people’s lives. One night of hardship to help so many. It’s a special thing to do”.

Charities being supported by the sleepout are Changing Lives, Durham Action on Single Housing, Foodcycle, East Durham Trust, Sanctuary 21, Hospitality and Hope, Durham Christian Partnership and Durham Cathedral.

The Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham says, “Homelessness is a huge issue in society. I hope this worthwhile event raises awareness as well as raising money for excellent local charities.”

The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham says, “Raising awareness and money in support of homelessness and rough sleeping is crucial as the number of people sleeping on British streets continues to rise.  It’s important to support local charities that make an enormous difference to those living in desperate circumstances.”

Anyone wishing to register to take part can do so on www.ceosleepoutuk.com/durham/

There are also links to the justgiving pages of participants on the website with donations welcome. 

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