Club Doncaster staff will join CEO Sleepout which challenges bosses from businesses across Doncaster to swap their warm beds for a night sleeping out to raise money and make a stand against homelessness.
Rovers chief executive Gavin Baldwin, Club Doncaster Foundation chief executive Jim Lord, group head of communications and marketing Shaun Lockwood, and Doncaster RLFC chief executive Carl Hall will be joining dozens of business leaders and executives braving cold temperatures on the night of May 20 to sleep rough and raise thousands of pounds to support charities fighting homelessness and poverty across Doncaster.
This is the first CEO Sleepout to take place in Doncaster and will be taking place at the Keepmoat Stadium. Funds will be distributed between the Real Help Doncaster – an alternative giving campaign jointly spearheaded by the Doncaster Council and Changing Lives – the Club Doncaster Foundation, and CEO Sleepout charity.
The CEO Sleepouts began six years ago and is the brainchild of Teesside businessman and philanthropist Andy Preston. The events have generated a staggering £2 million to date, supporting charities and causes that work hard to tackle poverty and homelessness in cities across the UK.
Club Doncaster Foundation chief executive Jim Lord said: “This is a great opportunity for CEO’s and business leaders across Doncaster to raise awareness of poverty and homelessness across the country.
"I’m proud to be representing Club Doncaster Foundation and hope that we raise much-needed funds for charities that are doing amazing work across Doncaster.”
CEO Sleepout’s chief executive Bianca Robinson said: “We are very grateful for the many busy individuals who give up their time to take part in our fundraising events across the country and want to challenge business people across Doncaster to show compassionate leadership on these issues and get involved.
“Sleeping out for one night doesn’t come close to the reality of being homeless and hungry and we acknowledge that. But our participants are raising funds, awareness and giving up their warm bed to help others - and that’s a great thing! We’re inviting CEOs, senior level staff and their teams to take part in what is sure to be a memorable and rewarding night.”
If you’re interested in signing up for the CEO Sleepout Doncater, head to: https://www.ceosleepoutuk.com/doncaster