On Friday 23rd November Blackburn rovers Community Trust are campaigning with charity partners Nightsafe to help combat homelessness.
The campaign – Sleep out for Blackburn – will see volunteers replace their home comforts for a spot in Ewood Park’s Darwen End for the night. With cardboard boxes being given out as makeshift beds, the concept aims to give participants an insight into the severity of sleeping conditions which homeless people have to endure night after night.
Rovers fans, local businesses or any other local volunteers are welcome to take part and a team of Totally Wicked employees have stepped up to the challenge. The aim is to raise both funds and awareness for this worthy cause.
There is a tight-knit community in Blackburn and as well as now being official club partners of Blackburn Rovers FC, it’s great to be involved with local community activities.
Gary Robinson, Chief Executive of Blackburn Rovers Community trust said:
“Our National Citizen Service Youth Board is already very active in supporting Nightsafe and a number of other local support networks that help those who find themselves sleeping rough in Blackburn, so this major event is further testimony to how seriously we take this issue.
So many people who find themselves out on the streets are often in that situation through no fault of their own and can quickly find themselves with nothing when they’ve got so much more to give and achieve in life.”
Here’s what Totally Wicked Managing Director, Fraser Cropper had to say on the initiative.
We wish the best of luck to Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, Nightsafe and everyone taking part. Join us in showing support to all participants who are embarking on this challenge!