Congratulations to the team from WS Training SLC - Study & Learning centre who slept out to raise money for The Benjamin Foundation. They smashed their target (although you can still donate!) Fantastic work team, we are very proud of you.
Here is what they said… Wow!! What a night that was for 11 of us sleeping out. Temperatures dropped dramatically through the night and early hours and the cold hard ground made for unpleasant sleeping. But, we did it and smashed our target. See the link below for our total so far and a picture of us all set up… its not too late to show your support 😊 https://www.justgiving.com/team/Team-wstraining Although we by no means had the same experience of those on the streets, we had a massive glimpse into the challenges faced and how tough it must be to do it night after night. Whilst enduring the cold, we had an update regarding one of our previous students who has been on the streets and although their accommodation had came to end the night before, some had been agreed in Felixstowe the following Monday. It hit us hard to know we were experiencing (to a degree) what they had been going through that very night. This is why we took this challenge on – to help reduce the number of young people facing homelessness. Thanks again to all those who have donated. It really is appreciated. Read the Ipswich Star article from the night https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/benjamin-foundation-fundraising-sleep-out-event-in-ipswich-8466290?fbclid=IwAR1er701fxQK5CoMui-3jCt6OIgG8TvYMLBLeQNF4KryxCT8DVlv_K2aoxE