Foundation partner with historic City charity
The Leeds United Foundation have announced a landmark partnership with Leeds based homeless support charity, St George's Crypt, in a bid to help the homeless.
Following the launch of the Big United Sleep Out, the club's charitable arm has expanded the fundraiser to accommodate the famous charity and extend the deadline for members of the public to sign up. The Sleep Out will now take place on Thursday April 14th at Trinity Leeds with proceeds split between the Foundation and St George's Crypt.
St George’s Crypt CEO Chris Fields said,
“We are really pleased to be working alongside Leeds United Foundation in raising money for homeless people in Leeds and also to take steps to deter more people from ending up rough sleeping on our streets.
We look forward to a partnership through the Big United Sleep Out in raising a lot of money that will highlight homelessness in our city today and – through this initiative – to make a contribution towards preventing the spread of homelessness in our communities. The Crypt is proud of its partnership with Leeds United and the Foundation and we hope many people from all parts of our city will be moved to join the Big United Sleep Out”.
Commenting on the link up, Leeds United Foundation Head of Partnerships, Simon Fox said:
"We are thrilled to welcome St George's Crypt as a partner for the Big United Sleep Out. They are a hugely respected institution in the city and directly support those most in need, day in day out. The Big United Sleep Out also offers a great platform to commence our link and start a strong city-wide partnership.
We have also had feedback from the public, having spoken to them at length, that they would like to bring along their family and friends to support them on the Sleep Out at Trinity Leeds and engender even more camaraderie and support. As a result we've adjusted the date to ensure as many people as possible can join us in April to raise much needed funds for both the Crypt and the Foundation.
To sign up for the Big United Sleep Out and for more details visit: http://www.leedsunitedfoundation.com/give/the-big-united-sleep-out/