Sleepout raises hundreds for homeless people

A night sleeping rough beneath the stars helped the managing director of a leading logistics firm raise hundreds of pounds for a South Yorkshire homelessness charity.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 5th December 2016, 10:31 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:41 am
David Clarkson taking part in Roundabouts Sleepout event
David Clarkson taking part in Roundabouts Sleepout event

David Clarkson, of DBL Logistics, raised £695 for Roundabout Sheffield after taking part in the charity’s Sleep Out at CADS Works in the Smithfields area of Sheffield city centre.

It was the third time in the last 12 months that DBL Logistics has taken part in a Sleep Out event organised by Roundabout.

Earlier this year sales director, Earl Robinson, took part in a similar event following MD David’s participation in last year’s November Sleep Out.

The Sleep Out featured food, music and entertainment, and was hosted by charity patron Paulette Edwards, of BBC Radio Sheffield. It raised more than £9,000 in total.

David Clarkson said: “This was the latest in a long line of events in which we’ve proudly supported Roundabout, a charity crucial to the local community.

“It’s not just about fundraising – youth homelessness in Sheffield is a huge issue and Roundabout work tirelessly every day to combat it. So, as well as raising as much money as possible, we’re also raising awareness of this fantastic cause.”

Fundraising and communications manager at Roundabout, Ruth Gage, said: “We’re extremely pleased with how well this year’s event went and we’re over the moon with how much was raised. DBL Logistics raise hundreds for us every time they take part in our sleep out events – and they’ve raised thousands.”