CEO Sleepout UK is challenging Milton Keynes’ business owners and executives to bed down in their garden on the night of 19th April in a bid to boost funding for charities on the front line of homelessness and poverty in the city.
In November 2019, CEO Sleepout raised £89000 at the event held at Stadium MK which was split between three charities: YMCA MK, The MK Dons SET, and CEO Sleepout UK.
CEO Sleepout is working with YMCA MK and MK Dons SET once again to bring the local business community together virtually, to spend the night under the stars and experience a little of what those without homes go through every single night. Participants will learn about the challenges faced by charities during lockdown, continuing to provide accommodation, food, and support to help people who have been pulled into destitution and homelessness to get back on their feet.
50 business leaders had already registered for the event, which was originally planned for 7 November 2020. Dean Bowditch, ambassador for the charity MK Dons SET, slept out in his garden on that date, and has raised over £2000.
Maralyn Smith, CEO of MK Dons SET said:
“MK Dons SET is pleased to be supporting the CEO sleepout albeit virtually again this spring. All at SET believe that it’s an important issue to be tackling and we hope to raise awareness and some funding towards this. With over half a million people being homeless and a quarter being children we can all play a part raising awareness of the homelessness and make a difference, so get involved and support the Virtual CEO Sleepout 2021”