November 2016

10 volunteers from Unipart Mobis gathered at their agreed destination for the night in November 2016. They were in high spirits, the mood was good as was the cause. As the team observed the area some were quick to find a suitable area to lay their heads for the night, creating a bed from pallets which had been left in a nearby skip. Others were happier to experience a truer representation of what many homeless people experience nightly, and lay their bed on the cold concrete.  All was going well until the weather turned and the heavens opened. As the rain came down and soaked through the sleeping bags and blankets, the team contemplated what it would be like to be in this situation every day and realised how lucky they were.

This was a truly eye opening experience and we are all glad to have taken part to raise such a large sum for the Doorway charity.

December 2016

Michael Ellis from Blood, Sweat and Tears Gym swapped boxing gloves for wooly gloves. He organised a sponsored 24-hour Sleep Out to raise money for Doorway, the Sleep Out attracted a large number of people from across the town, just before Christmas 2016 at one of the council's car parks. Those taking part were able to experience what it is like for homeless people to sleep out on the streets and also increase awareness of homelessness in the local area. 

If we can change even two or three people's lives through this fundraising and awareness event it makes it all worth it