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Big PNE Sleep Out team give update on BBC Radio Lancashire John Gillmore show

Posted on - 27th September, 2019 - 7:33pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Deepdale, Preston News
The Sleep Out team being interviewed on BBC Radio Lancashire Pic: Preston North End Community Trust
The Sleep Out team being interviewed on BBC Radio Lancashire Pic: Preston North End Community Trust

The team behind the Big PNE Sleep Out joined BBC Radio Lancashire’s John Gillmore and Nishma Hindocha to give an update on the event.

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Following a public meeting about the sleepout, which takes place at Deepdale Stadium, and more than 200 people signed up the team were quizzed by Gilly.

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Chief executive of The Foxton Centre Jeff Marsh explained where the funds raised by the Sleep Out, which aims to raise £50,000, would go.

He also gave an insight into the problems the city faces in terms of rough sleeping.

Jeff was joined by founder of Blog Preston Ed Walker who is helping organise the sleep out alongside Nick Rushton and Michael Treadwell from Biffa.

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Gilly heard how the team have seen sign ups growing for taking part and donations reach more than £5,000 so far.

You can listen back to the show (skip to 1hour35minutes, just after George Michael’s Freedom) to hear the Sleep Out segment.

The Big PNE Sleep Out takes place at Deepdale Stadium on Friday 15 November.

If you’re heading down to Preston North End v Bristol City on Saturday 28 September you can find out more information about the event by looking for the Biffa chip and bin game . The Sleepout team will be there from around 1.30pm.

How you can do the sleepout

The sleepout is available for individuals, small businesses and large companies to take part in.

As an individual – minimum target of £100 sponsorship

Businesses with one to five employees – minimum target of £250 sponsorship

Businesses with six to 25 employees – minimum target of £500 sponsorship

Businesses with 26 or more employees – minimum target of £1,000 sponsorship

Those taking part are then encouraged to raise additional sponsorship for undertaking the sleepout.

To register your interest in taking part then please visit the Big PNE Sleepout page on the Foxton Centre website.

If you don’t fancy sleeping out at Deepdale but want to support the event you can make a donation at The Big PNE Sleep Out appeal page.

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