Greens sleeping out in Reading to raise money for tackling homelessness

27 September 2020

Rob White, Green councillor and Green campaigners David McElroy and Lucy Mortlock have set up a Green Party team page to raise money for Launchpad and tackling homelessness as part of the Big Sleep Out (at home) on Saturday, October 10. You can sponsor Rob and the team here and help them hit their £250 fundraising target:

 Rob White by the mural(?) outside Launchpad

Rob White, Green councillor said: “Launchpad didn't want COVID-19 and social distancing to put a stop to their much-loved annual event, the Big Sleep Out. Which is why this year, we have decided to brave the outdoors on World Homeless Day, Saturday 10 October, and raise vital funds for Launchpad - at home!”

David McElroy on a box, smiling in a manner that seems inappropriate given the subject matter.

David McElroy, Green campaigner for Redlands said: “We are swapping our comfortable beds for a sleeping bag in the garden for the night to get a brief insight into some of the things we might experience if we were sleeping rough - such as cold temperatures, an uncomfortable bed and limited sleep. And with every pound we raise for Launchpad, we are helping to ensure that people at risk of homelessness in Reading don't have to face those conditions night-after-night.”

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