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How one Preston man has already tripled his Big PNE Sleep Out fundraising target

Posted on - 6th July, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, People, Preston News
Steve Berry has raised more than £300 towards the Big PNE Sleep Out
Steve Berry has raised more than £300 towards the Big PNE Sleep Out

A Barclays worker from Preston has already smashed his fundraising target for the Big PNE Sleep Out.

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Steve Berry has collected more than £300 towards the event which will see hundreds of people sleep out at Deepdale in support of The Foxton Centre.

The Big PNE Sleep Out aims to raise £50,000 towards the Housing First project which allows the Foxton to purchase properties, do them up and ensure the city’s homeless get a roof over their heads.

Mr Berry, 51, said a recent holiday had spurred him on to take part.

Steve, a corporate relationship director for Barclays and based at Preston Docks, said: “For my 50th we went to Barcelona with our two boys and the number of homeless people, begging on the streets and people rooting through bins was staggering.

“It really hit home with my youngest so felt like taking part in the Sleep Out was the right thing to do.”

Individuals like Steve taking part in the event on Friday 15 November are each asked to raise £100.

Steve’s tips for those wanting to take part and fundraise is to “email details of it to all your friends, work colleagues and business contacts.”

Each person taking part gets a dedicated online fundraising page from The Foxton Centre which means every penny goes directly to the charity which is donated.

You can donate to Steve’s fundraising efforts here.

How you can take part in the Big PNE Sleep Out

The Big PNE Sleep Out is available for individuals as well as teams from businesses big and small to get their sleeping bags out for.

You can go to the Foxton Centre’s website to sign up.

If you’re not able to do the event but want to support it, you can make a donation here to support everyone taking part.

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