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Big Thank You for #BigSleepout18

Celebrating the success of the 4th Annual Big Sleepout, Streetlife had over 250 people from across Lancashire turnout this amazing cause.

A youth work charity with the aim of assisting vulnerable young people in the Blackpool area.

Despite the weather being cold, wet and miserable the atmosphere outside St. Johns Church on Friday 23rd March was buzzing with smiles and laughter.

Due to the enormous generosity of the local people, Streetlife have raised £41,000 from this year’s Big Sleepout, that’s £13k more than 2017’s event!

This money will be used to provide emergency safe accommodation to homeless young people from our Night Shelter at St. Johns Walk in Blackpool Town centre.

Jane Hugo, CEO of Streetlife said: “We’re so overwhelmed by the amount of support from people wanting to take part in the Sleepout Event and the amount of money which we have raised. This money will be used to continue the great work at our night shelter”.

Donations from across the county have been coming in to help raise the whopping £41k! The top ten official leader board results:

Beaverbrooks £3614

Slater Gordon Solutions Motor £3614

Adcroft Hilton £1825

Trevors Food Services £1344

Hayley Claber £1231

Nicola Thorp £1153

Options Mortgage Centre £1038

Woodhouse Opticians £1010

Mike Elston £893

Linda Ashley £873

Streetlife would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported and donated to help keep their shelter open.

Jane and the team are already busy planning a bigger and better BigSleepout for 2019! Watch this space and thank you so much for support in improving the lives of local homeless young people for the better.