Church Robinson's Charity Sleepout
On a chilly night in October 2023, a group of 17 dedicated staff from our Jones Robinson and Church Robinson offices braved the elements for a noble cause, sleeping outside our Newbury office in Inches Yard in Newbury, to raise awareness and funds for those facing homelessness. The sleepout lasted from 7pm to 7am the next day, and it was a remarkable experience that left a lasting impact on everyone involved.
The experience proved to be an incredible journey. Participant Jo Woolley shared her insights: "It was a tough night, especially for us older members of our staff, who struggled with comfort and warmth. The conditions were challenging, with a mild drizzle during the night, but we persevered."
For many, the experience was a stark reminder of the hardships that homeless individuals face daily. Sleeping on the cold ground, exposed to the elements, is something most of us don't even think about. It was a humbling experience that allowed the team to gain a small glimpse into the lives of those less fortunate.
But the ultimate goal was to make a difference, and we certainly did, raising approximately £5,000 during the week of the sleepout date, bringing our total raised so far this year to an impressive £9,266 at the time of writing. This achievement represents 61% of our target of £15,000, for our nominated charities, which include Loose Ends in Newbury, a vital organisation that provides assistance to vulnerable individuals and those without homes in our community.
Chloe Morey, who heads up our charity committee, summed up our collective feelings: "We were so relieved to complete the challenge and are absolutely delighted with the amount of money raised. This will go a long way in assisting those in need."
Our commitment to giving back doesn't stop here. Our next charity endeavour is an the 80s/90s Disco! Get ready to dance the night away and have a blast while supporting a great cause. The details are as follows and tickets are still available!
Event: 80s/90s Disco
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Time: 6 PM - 11 PM
Location: Acland Memorial Hall, Hermitage Rd, Cold Ash, Thatcham RG18 9JH
Together, we can continue making a positive impact in our community and bring us one step closer to reaching our £15,000 charity target. Contact Chloe Morey at email@example.com to secure your tickets. All proceeds from the disco will go toward our ongoing charitable efforts, ensuring that we continue to make a positive impact in our community.
Remember Who We're Doing This For
The heart of our fundraising efforts lies in supporting three remarkable charities:
1. Julia's House in Devizes: A beacon of hope, providing hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
2. Naomi House & Jacksplace in Winchester: Offering palliative care and unwavering support for children and their families during life-limiting illnesses.
3. Loose Ends: A Newbury charity that stands by those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, offering a helping hand in their time of need
Don't forget to donate via the link below and help us make a significant impact in the lives of those who need it most.