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Charity Sleep Out

 

Staff from our Histon based Grocery business unit have volunteered to sleep rough on Friday 31st March to raise money to support Wintercomfort and raise awareness of the increasing issue of homelessness in Cambridge.

Simon Pickering, Fundraiser at Wintercomfort, said: “We have been very grateful to Hain Daniels for their ongoing support of our work. This most recent fundraiser is brave and challenging in so many ways and we are delighted to be supporting it”

David Atkinson, Managing Director at Hain Daniels in Histon, said: “We are really pleased to be showing our support for the valuable work Wintercomfort deliver, alongside raising awareness of the issues connected with homelessness. We have been supporting the charity for a number of years now, and it has been really rewarding for me to watch our staff be so actively engaged in this fundraising campaign.

Wintercomfort supports men and women who are homeless or vulnerably housed, offering them vital welfare and opportunities for learning and development. They also have two social enterprises that offer valuable employment and volunteering opportunities for homeless people, as well as providing income to support their work.

Friday 31st March is a significant date for homelessness in Cambridge, as the Church’s floating night shelter project ends after providing emergency beds on the coldest nights of the year over the winter months. This fundraiser highlights the issues connected with Homelessness, demonstrating that it is a year round issue. 

Sarah Hall – Director at Wintercomfort said: “At Wintercomfort, we are constantly amazed by the generous support we receive from local businesses.  As a locally based charity we rely heavily on the support of the local business community to be able to offer our services. Hain Daniels continue to actively support us which is fantastic”.