In the last 7 days Credo staff have been busy out of hours raising money for two different charities that both do wonderful work within our community.
Firstly, on Thursday 6th November 12 staff members took part in the ‘On the Buzzer, City’ quiz night at Carrow Road, helping to raise over £5,800 for the Norwich City’s Community Sports Foundation #buildthenest campaign. Both teams didn’t disappoint on the night and another successful way of raising money for this wonderful project.
Then last night, Thursday 15th November, Victoria and Ella from the office took part in the ‘Sleepout 2018‘ at Carrow Road organised by The Benjamin Foundation. This amazing charity states “We want to end youth homelessness and we are tackling the problem locally by providing a home and support to over 100 vulnerable young adults each night. We give the young people stability and support their education, training and careers and ensure they have life skills such as shopping, cooking and being able to budget their money so they can leave us to forge an independent life.” By taking part in the Sleepout last night, Tori and Ella recognise that ‘Sleep Out’ is not the same as the real hardship faced by rough sleepers but it does give those participating the opportunity to see for themselves what it might feel like to be homeless.
Ella remarked “It was very humbling seeing and hearing about the work of The Benjamin Foundation. We were only sleeping out for one night yet too many people have no choice. A fantastic charity doing incredible work!”
Victoria also added “Very proud of the 150 people who took part in the Norwich Sleep Out last night. We all too often take the luxuries in life for granted and it’s only when we step out of our comfort zone to help those around us do we realise how lucky we are. Thank you to all those who sponsored Ella and I it truly is a great cause, the team at The Benjamin Foundation ensure every penny is used to get people off the streets and supported through to independent living.”
If you would still like to donate money to either cause then please click on the relevant links below.
Community Sports Foundation #buildthenest campaign – Click here to donate
The Sleepout 2018 – trying to help end youth homelessness – Click here to donate