For the second year running, CEF has taken part in the St Basil’s Big SleepOut and raised over £10,000 to help homeless young people across the West Midlands.
St Basil’s Big SleepOut 2016 took place on Friday 25th November in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral. It saw a record breaking 626 people joining together with nothing more than cardboard and a sleeping bag to protect them from the cold night.
A group of managers and staff from CEF joined those braving the low overnight temperatures to raise vital funds to help break the cycle of homelessness for young people across the West Midlands.
Charlie Beddows, managing director of CEF, said, ‘This was our second time at the St Basil’s Big SleepOut and we are thrilled to receive such great support from our industry partners, customers, suppliers, colleagues, family and friends.’
The CEF team kept their spirits high through the night by making cardboard beds in preparation for the cold night ahead and by building a cardboard sledge with boxes donated from supporting suppliers, including A Division, Cefco, Tamlite, Klein Tools, ESP, Vent Axia, LED Robus, Scolmore and Armeg.
Charlie continued, ‘We would like to say a huge thank you to our brave volunteers and to all those who supported us and helped to raise such an enormous amount. The money will go towards helping homeless young people find shelter this winter and to reduce the problem of homelessness across the Midlands.’
If you would like to make a donation, you can still do so at the CEF Just Giving page: justgiving.com/fundraising/CEF-Big-Sleepout-2