On 13 October, 100 business leaders slept outside to raise money for three charities tackling poverty and homelessness. Over £100,000 was raised for the Cardinal Hume Centre, Church Urban Fund and Depaul UK.
Sleepers included the Cardinal Hume Centre’s Chief Executive, Cathy Corcoran, who said, ‘What we did tonight is an act of solidarity to show that we do care, and that homelessness and poverty should simply not exist in our country, one of the richest in the world. At the Centre in central London we know what poverty and homelessness look like. We also know that, with the help of our staff and volunteers, the people who come to the Centre can, and do, turn their lives around. I’m pleased we’re standing alongside Depaul UK and Church Urban Fund, showing a united front against homelessness in the UK.’
Those inspired by the efforts of these sleepers can pledge money via www.justgiving.com/ceosleepout.