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Local business leaders urged to join Martlets Imelda Glackin at the CEO Sleepout

Besi Besemar March 26, 2019

The CEO of Martlets is challenging Brighton & Hove’s business leaders to join her in sleeping outside without shelter to raise money for the Mayor’s charities on April 6, 2019.

Imelda Glackin, CEO Martlets
Imelda Glackin, CEO Martlets

IMELDA Glackin and the CEOs of three other local charities will sleep outside the British Airways i360 with just a sleeping bag, pillow and a cardboard sheet to protect them from the April weather.

The CEO Spring Sleep Out is a new fundraising event and it is hoped that many of the city’s business, community and government leaders will take part.

Imelda Glackin said; “Homelessness continues to be a big issue for our city and, as business leaders, we cannot simply walk on by.  We need to proactively enable change to happen and this sleepout is a very concrete way to show your support.

“Martlets is committed to providing hospice care to those in crisis, those without a voice, those who perhaps find themselves without a roof over their heads.  It’s thanks to the generosity of the people of Brighton & Hove that the most vulnerable in our society can gain the essential support they need as they face a terminal diagnosis.

“We are asking everyone who takes part in the Sleep Out to raise £1,000, which will be shared equally between the four Mayor’s charities.  It’s a unique opportunity for you to actively improve the lives of people who live in our community.”

The four charities that will benefit from this challenge are Martlets, Grace Eyre, Rockinghorse and Off the Fence.  It will be used to care for people living through a terminal illness, support those with learning disabilities, improve the lives of sick children and to care for young people, women in crisis and those facing homelessness.

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