What an amazing effort by 15 representatives of our generous Patrons and Infant Hercules Charity Club, who gave up their beds for the night to raise a combined £14,000 to help the most vulnerable Teessiders.
They braved freezing temperatures to sleep out for a full night as part of our first Little Tees Sleepout.
They were allowed sleeping bags, mats and warm clothes – while Mandy Shields and Diane Williamson supplied them with hot drinks throughout the night.
A big well done to: Andrew Rowe of Azets, Alisdair Beveridge of The Build Directory, Charlie Nettle of AV Dawson, Bev Goodall of AbacusBean, Ben Lowes and Ben Warburton of Crystal Galleries, Jess Wilkinson of Active Chartered Financial Planners, Jenny Logan and Chloe Citro of Bulkhaul, Richard Ayton of InBond, Michael Shuker and Jean Pierre Van Ziel of Square One Law, Niall Bradley of Anderson Barrowcliff, Dave Allan of Tees Business and Matthew Telling of Middlesbrough College.
Our thanks also to AV Dawson for allowing us to utilise part of their superb new Port of Middlesbrough HQ.
Before the sleepout began, Brian Jones of Stockton’s The Moses Project reminded everyone what they were doing the sleepout for, explaining the work they do in support of those suffering addiction and homelessness.
The funds will go to help the Moses Project and other local causes who support those suffering homelessness or addiction.
Thank you to all who took part or who kindly sponsored them!