Repose staff swap comfort for streets in charity sleep out

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Furniture manufacturer, Repose, recently took part in a charity sleep out to raise money for supported accommodation schemes.

Six members of staff from Cradley Heath-based furniture manufacturer took to the streets in the annual Big Brum Sleep Out, which is arranged by Birmingham-based charity, St Basils, and took place in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral. 

The Repose team raised £720for the charity.

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Customer services manager, Emily Husband, who organised Repose’s involvement, said: “Just one night sleeping out made us all fully appreciate the difficulties so many homeless people have to face every night and I hope our donation went some way to making Christmas more comfortable to the people this fantastic charity supports throughout the year.”

St Basils houses over 1,000 young people in Birmingham and over 1,500 across the West Midlands in its 34 supported accommodation schemes.

The charity also helps thousands more young people with face to face support and advice, but due to government cuts, these services are at risk.

St Basils has to raise £1m each year and the BIG Brum Sleep Out is its largest event of the year.

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