Friday 3rd December saw brave members of Foundation staff and the community donning their warmest woolies, ahead of what was to be a freezing night sleeping in the stands.
The Sleep Out fundraiser was staged at the iconic Keepmoat Stadium, providing little cover from the elements. With a sleeping bag and cardboard mat in tow, all participants endured the night spent in the East Stand of the Stadium.
A success all round with particpants raising over £1400 in total, the Sleep Out delivered what it had set out to do; enabling the continuation of The Foundation's social isolation community services such as Walk & Talk. Such sessions invite members of the public to join the team for a leisurely stroll around Lakeside, followed by board games hosted at Foundation Fitness Cafe.
Maia Smith, Foundation Health & Wellbeing Officer, commented: “[The Social Isolation Projects] are very important for participants who, over the last year and a half, have been on their own and can now get out socialising again."
Nick Gillott, who heads up many of the social isolation services, as Health & Wellbeing Manager, described the night as providing a good insight into what many people in the community are faced with.
Walk & Talk sessions take place every Tuesday at 12pm at Foundation Fitness, and do not require any form of booking - just turn up and the team will be happy to welcome you.
If you would like to discuss how you could get involved with upcoming fundraising opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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