Big Snore returns on March 7

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13 Feb 2015
by Victoria Harrison

The Big Snore sponsored sleep out has been rescheduled and will return to Mansfield Town Football Club at 8:30pm on Saturday the 7th March.

All participants previously registered are invited to sleep out again and have been automatically signed-up to the event by Framework, the charity organiser. Event registration is also open to new volunteer rough sleepers wishing to sleep under the stars, fundraise and reflect on the difficulties of homelessness.

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The 11th annual Big Snore hopes to receive an all-time high number of participants due its new and bigger home at the One Call stadium.

The event, originally arranged in January was postponed due to extremely severe weather warnings and the charity adhering a commitment to the health and safety of participants, including a large proportion of children.

 

Louise Darby, Fundraising Manager of Framework said:

“I am tremendously grateful to all participants, sponsors and the many people who are helping to make the Big Snore happen. The Mansfield Big Snore does an incredibly important job in raising funds to help tackle homelessness in Mansfield more effectively at Framework’s Sherwood Street Centre. Funds raised last year directly ran a project which helped almost 40 homeless individuals to escape homelessness for good: more quickly and more effectively.  The Centre is always full and waiting lists can go well beyond double figures. We have a desperate and worsening situation in Mansfield with people coming to Sherwood Street and asking for help every single day. The Big Snore is an important part of helping to meet that need.”

Mansfield Town logoTina Broughton, Operations Director at Mansfield Town FC said: “We are so pleased to have set a new date for the Big Snore. Support for such a vital local cause is very important to us as a Football Club. We are very happy to invite back the original participants and are hoping to see some new faces at our door in March.”

Graham Paling is the Mansfield Team Manager from electricity network operator Western Power Distribution, who will once again sponsor the Big Snore, he said: “We are delighted to support Framework and all the work that they do across the East Midlands. Continuing to sponsor the Big Snore and valuing action to help vulnerable people is something we are proud to do as an organisation.”

Framework are encouraging participants to get in touch via fundraising@frameworkha.org or 0115 970 9561 if they have been automatically registered for the Big Snore in March and cannot make the event.

 If you would like to know more, or take part in the event visit www.frameworkha.org/bigsnore

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