On Friday 14th June 2019, Farnborough Business Park hosted their first ever ‘Sleep Out’ to raise funds for Step by Step, a charity based in Aldershot who support young people going through hard times, including homelessness.
Ashdown Phillips, Syneos Health, Fluor and Willmott Dixon and their families joined forces to support this local charity by giving up the comfort of their warm cosy beds for the night to sleep rough under the balloon hangar frame which is the focal point of Farnborough Business Park.
Katy Marlow, Event Coordinator at the Park said, ‘as soon as I started working at Farnborough, I was keen to host a Sleep Out. The Park offers the ideal environment and the iconic hangar provides the perfect backdrop to showcase our commitment to supporting our community on the Park, as well as our local community’.
Anda Chun, Fundraising Manager at Step by Step said ‘We are thrilled with the support from Farnborough Business Park tenants. We are so touched that nearly 50 people came together and gave up their beds to help local young people. Their support makes such a big difference to the 245 young people that we have staying with us every night. It enables us to empower young people to break the cycle of homelessness and dream of a better future’.
At the time of writing this article, the event has raised a fantastic £2,311.49 for Step by Step with more donations still due in.
Congratulations to the team for organising such a sucessful event.