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Hull CEO Sleepout was an Enormous Success  

On Thursday 15 November from 8pm till 6am, over 40 fantastic CEOs from Hull and East Yorkshire businesses chose to give up their bedrooms and sleep outdoors. The event was in aid of combatting homelessness and poverty with Emmaus, Tigers Trust and the team here at HHCP.

There was a mixture of CEOs, senior-level executives and other professionals that braved the elements to raise funds and awareness. Each business made the incredible pledge to raise £1,000 for people who are experiencing or are vulnerable to homelessness by exchanging their comfy beds for a chilly night under the stars.

HHCP were lucky enough to be a benefiting charity from the first ever CEO Sleepout in Hull at the KCOM Stadium, and we even had RB’s Vice President raise £2,000 for the cause. Our founder, Andrew Smith, spent the night talking about his own experiences, raising awareness about HHCP, and explaining the terrible issues that people face. It really was a huge success and we’ll definitely be holding another one in 2019.

CEO Sleepout was started by Andy Peterson after two successful pilot events held at Middlesbrough FC and Newcastle United FC in association with Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation. They now take place all over the UK in multiple cities, with over £1.65 raised million for homeless charities so far.

This year, Hull’s CEO Sleepout raised £25,000, which is truly fantastic. We hope that even more people volunteer for the next event and encourage you to get in touch if you’re interested. The funding and awareness we gain from activity such as this is vital to us achieving our targets for the future.

Find out more about CEO Sleepout and call our team on 01482 231278 to get involved with HHCP.

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