On the 7th of December Teesside University will be hosting the Big Student Sleepout. Started by the charity CEO Sleepout, participants will be spending one night without a roof over their head to raise money for charity.
Teesside is the first university to host the event, before it spreads nationwide. Students involved are aiming to raise £200 each, and so it could be considered one of the biggest fundraisers of the year.
The CEO Sleepout was originally started in 2013, but this new event targeted at students aims to inspire the leaders of the future to have a little more empathy for those in less fortunate positions.
Money raised from the event will go to a variety of charities, from stocking food banks to supporting local causes.
Participants will be sleeping out from 8pm to 6am, and will be greeted with a bacon sandwich when they wake up.
Bianca Robinson, National Coordinator of CEO Sleepout UK, has organised the campaign and is supporting the students on the night.
Bianca has participated in numerous sleep outs already, and will be joining in with the Middlesbrough Sleepout on the 12th November as well.
In the past, the Middlesbrough Sleepout has raised over £123,000 for the Middlesbrough Philanthropic Foundation.
About the sleep out, Bianca said “When you wake up in the morning, you do have more of an understanding of what other people go through.”
“This is about the next generation of bosses, because that’s what you are, going out into the world with empathy for those in companies that might be at the bottom of the pay scale and might just need a little bit more help.”
Students already signed up have all created a JustGiving page to help them reach that golden £200 each, which gives those that can’t join in with the actual event the opportunity to contribute.
Alternatively, if you would like to get involved you can sign up online or go along to the information event in Teesside University Students Union on the 6th November at 12.
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