12th February 2016
UCFB Wembley supports Streetlytes charity with Wembley Park sleepout
UCFB Wembley is hosting a ‘sleepout’ outside Wembley Park underground station this Friday, 12th February.
As part of UCFB’s Community Outreach and Engagement programme, 25 UCFB students will be sleeping in front of the station to raise money and awareness of homelessness in London for Streetlytes.
Taking place from 7pm to 7am, UCFB students’ efforts will aid Streetlytes’ aims to provide the basic necessities of food, clothing and housing without pre-conditions to the homeless and vulnerable people.
Student Services Manager – UCFB Wembley, Nick Radley commented:
“As part of our community engagement commitment, UCFB Wembley Student Services are very pleased that we are able to contribute in raising awareness of this serious issue.
“The engagement from our students in highlighting this has been amazing. From planning and fundraising right through to the night itself, it is encouraging to see this generation push for positive change.
“The response from other organisations has been brilliant, with donations coming from within the local area, stretching up into Hertfordshire from other charitable groups who recognise the value of this social initiative.”
Charities and Communities Officer at UCFB Wembley Students’ Union, Jason Thomas added:
“The point of the Outreach Programme is to engage with the local community, creating opportunities and partnerships that will benefit and empower both UCFB members and the wider society.
The sleepout 2016 aims to raise money and awareness about homelessness in our society. It is our way of understanding other people’s situation and giving back to the community around us.
This is one of the many Raising and Giving (RAG) events that the SU will be working with Student Services to roll out this year.”
For more information on the sleepout contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or to contribute by donating please visit http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/ucfb.