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Successful Bramall Lane sleepout

5 May 2015

The money raised from the first ever sponsored sleepout at Bramall Lane has been officially presented to local homeless charities Roundabout and St Wilfrid's Centre.​

Sleepout United saw more than 150 people - including Manager Nigel Clough - take part by using cardboard and sleeping bags to spend the night in designated areas around the stadium.

The event raised a total of £11,000.91 which will now be split between the two charities.

One of the organisers of the event, Amy Casbolt, fundraising co-ordinator at Roundabout, said: "Sleepout United was a huge success and the money raised from the event will provide a significant financial boost for both charities and will help to keep our services running.

"We're extremely grateful to Sheffield United and we'd like to thank everyone that took part and fundraised."

A cheque was presented to St.Wilfrid's Centre's Kevin Bradley and Roundabout's Amy Casbolt on behalf of the Club by Co-Chairman Kevin McCabe, Managing Director Mal Brannigan, Vice President Chris Steer, and Megan Clarkson, daughter of DBL Logistics managing director David Clarkson, who raised more than £2,000 by taking part.

Mal Brannigan, who took part in Sleepout United, said: "Sheffield United will always pride itself on being a family club. We enjoy wonderful relationships with the local community and it gives us great pleasure to handover a cheque to these wonderful local charities following a very successful sleepout."

Roundabout provides assistance to more than 150 homeless young people in Sheffield aged 16-25 every day. The charity provides shelter, support and life skills, and offers advice and family mediation for those at risk of losing their home.

St Wilfrid's Centre, located on Queens Road, supports homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded adults in Sheffield, providing essential welfare services including food and clothing, together with personal development activities to develop life, social and employability skills for up to 60 clients every weekday.

Photo caption (L-R): Kevin Bradley of St.Wilfrid's Centre, Megan Clarkson, Co-Chairman Kevin McCabe, Amy Casbolt, fundraising co-ordinator at Roundabout, Vice President Chris Steer and Managing Director Mal Brannigan.​

Footage from Sleepout United can be viewed on Sheffield United's YouTube channel.

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