Have you ever wanted to spend the night at Bramall Lane? Well now is your chance!
Blades Fans signing up for 'St Wilf's Sleep Out', will automatically be entered into a draw to win a signed Sheffield United Home or Away Shirt of their choice and will also have this presented to them by a player of their choice! Supporters signing up are simply required to let St Wilf's know their customer number during the registration process or by contacting St Wilf's directly, to be in with a chance of winning!
On Friday 13th March, Blades fans are able to 'sleep out' inside Bramall Lane, all whilst raising much needed funds and awareness, for St Wilfrid's Center. St Wilfrid's Centre is a community where homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded adults can find understanding, practical assistance, a sense of belonging, and the support to regain self-esteem.
Expecting to attract record numbers of participants, drawn from supporters and local businesses, the event aims to raise over £25,000 to help pay for the salary of a welfare worker, to work with vulnerable adults and rough sleepers.
Leading a team from Sheffield United, Stephen Bettis, Chief Executive Officer said: "On behalf of the board, we are delighted to lend our support to this fantastic project. Along with our vice-presidents, I will be sleeping out and closer to the event we hope to be able to announce further members of the club also taking part. Sheffield United FC has a long history in assisting with the wonderful work that takes place just down the road at the St Wilfrid's Centre and the 2020 Sleepout reinforces our strong partnership within the local community."
Louise Finnigan, St Wilfrid's Interim Director said: "Spending the night outside is always a challenge for anyone, but those taking part in this event can go back to the comforts of their own home. We work with people at the Centre daily who aren't so fortunate. We know first-hand how destructive sleeping rough is to people's mental health and over all well-being. This event will help raise much needed money to pay for the salary of one of our welfare workers, who provides one to one support to people who live on the streets or live in temporary accommodation and support them getting involved in a wide variety of life enhancing skills and activities that we run here at the Centre or getting back on their feet. The need for our services is greater today than it has ever been and by taking part in the Sleep Out you are helping support the needs of some of Sheffield's most vulnerable adults."
Places for the 'Sleep Out' are limited and are strictly via online registration only via stwilfridscentre.org/events
Registration is £20 per person. Participants are encouraged to raise over £50 in sponsorship. The challenge will take place on Friday 13th March 2020. 100% of funds raised will go to St Wilfrid's Centre.
All running costs will be covered by the generous support of Westfield Health ensuring every penny raised will make a difference.
For more information regarding the event, please visit stwilfridscentre.org