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I'm giving up my bed for just one night for CEO Sleepout because I want to raise money for those who don't have one

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  • Team members: A wide range of CEO's, MD's and business professionals will be joining me at the CEO Sleepout - see http://www.ceosleepoutuk.com/london/ for more info.
  • Event: CEO Sleepout London, 31 Oct 2016

CEO Sleepout

CEO Sleepout will see business leaders from across the UK give up their bed to help those who don’t have one. Participants will be sleeping outdoors to help fight poverty and homelessness.

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I am giving up my bed!  On October 31st I will be joining other CEO’s from a wide range of industries in giving up my bed for one night and sleeping rough outdoors to raise awareness and funds for homeless people in London.  

I know that this in no way equates to the difficulties the
homeless face, but is just a small gesture on my part by collectively joining other leaders to actually do something practical to help.

Some years ago I spent time with the homeless in Toronto and
got to hear about some of their experiences – the sub-zero temperatures, the lack of hope or support – a situation I can only imagine.  This has stayed with me and is part of the reason I’m keen to be part of the CEO Sleepout, mindful and grateful that I will be returning to the safety and warmth of my own home the day after.

I know that we all receive many requests for donations, but I also know that homelessness can affect a wide range of people who may just
experience a sequence of ‘bad stuff’ – this could easily happen to someone we know – so if you could made any donation at all it would be very much appreciated.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

This ground-breaking event is being held in partnership with Depaul UK who provide essential and life-changing support to homeless people in
London. The CEO Sleepout will support the priceless work of these charities and other local charitable projects – almost every penny raised directly supports the relief of homelessness and poverty.  The ultimate goal is to help make London and our major cities a fairer and better place in which to live, work and do business.  Thanks in advance for any help you can be.  

Cheers, Doug

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