Sleeping Out to Say Thank You
Why did you decide to fundraise for Framework?
“Framework has supported my son for a good nineteen years now. He was sleeping rough on the streets, addicted to heroin and has mental health problems. With Framework’s support, I knew he was safe and that I could visit him.
“Framework has always been there for us – so it’s always been at the forefront of my mind. I decided I wanted to do something to help.
“I’ve told my son I’m taking part – his biggest fear is going back to living on the streets, but now he knows he doesn’t have to. There seems to be a lot more people on the streets lately and it’s heartbreaking especially as it’s so cold. I’m doing this for my son, and other people like him. Homelessness can happen to any of us.”
Why did you decide to take part in the Big Sleep Out?
“I’ve always said I wanted to do it, but I decided this year was the year. I’ve already looked through my participants pack and am very intrigued by the shelter building competition – I’ve already started drawing up some designs! I’m really looking forward to taking part.”
How are you planning to fundraise?
“I’m spreading the message about what I’m doing on Facebook, so hopefully that will get me some sponsors. My fundraising target is £950. I only have £30 at the moment so there’s still a long way to go but I’m determined! I’m hoping to get the message out in my work newsletter too, so my colleagues can sponsor me.”
What would you say to anyone considering taking part in Big Sleep Out?
“I’d say to anyone considering it - give it a go. I’m really excited! At the end of the day we’re still going to have warm clothes and food and a home to go back to when it’s over – people on the streets don’t have those things. They have nothing.”
If you would like to sponsor Carol you can do so here
If you would like to share the story of why you’re sleeping out please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org