Irwin Mitchell Staff Sleep Under The Stars To Raise Money For Homeless Charity

Law Firm Celebrates Charity Success

04.10.2011

Eleven members of Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office charity foundation spent the night sleeping outside in the heart of the city by Sheffield Cathedral raising a total of £2,500 for the Cathedral Archer Project (CAP) on the night of Tuesday 20 September.

The Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF) has supported the CAP ‘Big Sleepout’ for a number of years and the event has become part of the firm’s annual fundraising calendar.

Adrian Budgen, Partner at Irwin Mitchell and Chair of the IMCF said: “We are delighted that our staff have been so supportive of this initiative again this year. The Cathedral Archer Project is the only centre of its kind in Sheffield and plays a valuable role in supporting those who need it most in the community and we are proud to play our part in that.”

The CAP aims to provide a place of safety and warmth for homeless people within the city. Here they benefit from access to a variety of support, ranging from laundry services and healthcare to housing and benefits advice.

The project also serves in excess of 10,500 hot breakfasts each year and over 4,000 hot meals. They also work with service users to help them take steps away from homelessness including activities and learning.  Service users include ex-servicemen, people with learning difficulties and disabilities and refugees.

Tracy Viner, Marketing and Development Manager at The Cathedral Archer Project commented: “This event is as close as we can get to giving people the experience of what it is like being homeless.  Irwin Mitchell have supported this event enthusiastically each year and we are grateful for their continued support and wider understanding of homelessness.”

For more information regarding the Archer Project please visit: http://archerproject.org.uk/press