leeds big sleep

WestWon Sales Director prepares for the Leeds Big Sleep and we need your help

Our Sales Director, Richard Porter, felt as though more needed to be done to help those in his community. Therefore, he is due to participate in the Leeds Big Sleep to support 3 great causes this November. And you can help!


What is the Leeds Big Sleep Out?

The Leeds Big Sleep is a fundraising event held at Headingly Stadium. Participants are expected to give up one night of comfort to sleep out in the cold with cardboard for a bed to get a feel for what life is like for homeless people most nights.

What does the fundraising go towards?

The money raised is spread between 3 Leeds based charities:

St George’s Crypt, founded in 1930, have been aiding homeless people and disadvantaged adults for decades now. Therefore they support the unprivileged groups by offering:

  • Food
  • Emergency accommodation
  • Specialist residential projects
  • Recovery from addiction
  • Volunteering/work experience
  • Skills training for their service users
  • And so much more.

St Gemma’s Hospice provides attentive care and accommodation to those with life-threatening illnesses. Therefore their care is free of charge to anyone who needs it. However, it is the donations that make that possible. That is why it is so important that people continue to contribute towards this vital cause.

Lastly, the Leeds Rhino Foundation perpetuates the power of community. They do this through the outlet of sport. Therefore their mission is to make a lasting and positive impact on individual’s lives through sport.

Hear from Richard Porter himself

“Living in the area, I can see that there sadly seems to be more people sleeping rough on the streets in Leeds.

I just felt I needed to do more to help. Therefore just giving up one night to sleep on some cardboard in the hope of raising awareness, and sponsors for the charities is the least I can do. Every penny raised is shared equally between the three Leeds based Charities and therefore helps people that are in desperate need.”

Get Involved

Richard will do the tough part; all we ask is that you help us reach our target of £500 to help support these amazing causes. Any contributions will be greatly appreciated! You can do this by visiting our Just Giving page.

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