Helping the homeless
Erewash Borough Council Leader Councillor Chris Corbett has again signed up for the overnight charity ‘Sleep Out’ in Long Eaton to help raise awareness of the needs of the homeless in the community.
The Sleep Out has become a popular annual event organised by the Long Eaton-based Canaan Trust – an independent charity which supports those who find themselves homeless.
The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Abey Stevenson, will also support the event by formally ‘launching’ the Sleep Out at 8pm on Friday 21 April alongside the war memorial in Long Eaton Market Place.
Residents, sports clubs and other organisations are invited to join in the fundraising event and help raise as much money as possible. Those taking part will ‘bed down’ in the area around the war memorial until 7am the next morning.
Councillor Chris Corbett, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says:
“I have willingly given my support and have taken part in every Sleep Out since the event began several years ago. As a council we work alongside and recognise the importance of organisations such as The Canaan Trust, which works hard all year to help the disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our community.”
The Canaan Trust, which is based on Main Street in Long Eaton, is a charity that has been working to help homeless people in the borough for more than 20 years.