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Preston businesses support Big PNE Sleep Out

Preston Businesses have pledged their support for the Big PNE Sleep Out.

Taking place in November with the goal of helping the city’s homeless, the sleep out aims to raise £50,000 to buy a house for Preston’s rough sleepers under the Foxton Centre’s Housing First initiative.

Harrison Drury Solicitors is one of the businesses that had committed to the sleep out, Kerry Southworth from the firm, said: “Charlotte Hurst, Katherine Aspinall, Jenna Louise Atkinson, Laura Dover, Kris Midgley and myself are going to take part.

“We have a strong corporate social responsibility and we are heavily committed to helping the local community, either by charitable donations, raising awareness of issues, or providing legal support to local organisations.

“Having two offices in Preston City Centre (one of them our head office) we are aware of the issues that homeless people face on a day to day basis, and we would like to lend our support to the fundraising to buy a property for use by homeless people.

“Instead of just making a donation to the cause, our team are very eager to get involved in any way they can to boost the fundraising, and therefore we are braving the cold for one night in November to raise money and awareness of homeless issues.”

Joining the law firm, Cotton Court is entering a team of 15 to sleep out and hope to raise more than £1,000 between them.

Rochelle Jeffrey from Cotton Court, added: “We are very proud to be able to be a part of the Big PNE Sleepout.

“Homelessness is a major issue in Preston and if we can contribute to raising awareness and money to support this cause then why not be involved.”

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