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12th March 2024

Raising funds for local homeless charity by sleeping outdoors

Last Friday, a team of three from THERMARMOUR braved the elements to participate in a local charity fundraiser. Hosted by the Halifax-based local homeless charity, Happy Days UK, the annual Big Sleepout event sheds light on the pervasive issue of homelessness while generating vital sponsorship funds to support those in need.

Local Homeless Charity HappyDays Big Sleepout 2024 Fundraisers

Gathering at the historic Dean Clough mill, 43 fundraisers from the local community came together for one night to experience the harsh reality of sleeping rough. Among them, the THERMARMOUR team raised an impressive £2,500, contributing to the collective fundraising effort which has amassed £10,000 so far. Should this event reach its £20,000 target, it will allow Happy Days to continue running their services, such as the Winter Shelter, the community supermarket and the free café, and ideally to extend support beyond the typical seasonal closure in March.

Donating THERMARMOUR Emergency Blankets

As well as sleeping out in solidarity and donating hypothermia prevention blankets to the charity, THERMARMOUR staff distributed warm hats and emergency blankets to all participants, to help protect from the cold temperatures overnight. The unforgiving 2-degrees, relentless traffic noise, hard ground and freezing cold wind equalled a sleepless night for many participants, demonstrating the harsh realities faced by the homeless community in our region of Calderdale. For some participants, this wasn’t their first time participating in the Big Sleepout – their dedication highlights the urgent need for collective action to address homelessness and its underlying causes.

The team at HappyDays UK express their gratitude for the ongoing support of the community and encourage further donations to sustain their local homeless charity essential work.

With very limited funding from local government, the charity relies on the generosity of individuals and businesses like THERMARMOUR to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those experiencing homelessness.

For enquiries or to make a donation, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/happydaysbigsleepout

Categories: Company News

Tags: charity, donations, fundraising

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