Sleep Out 2013
Earlier this month Young Group’s very own Lesley Roberts (Pictured centre left) joined others to spend a night sleeping rough on the cold streets of London.
This was done to help raise awareness of the plight of the UK’s young homeless. The event, in aid of the Centre Point charity, is expected to surpass the amount raised last year (£370,000) and is anticipated to raise close to £500,000.
Lesley said that the experience made her realise how tough it is for people who need to sleep on the street.
Of her experience Lesley said, “It was cold, uncomfortable and extremely noisy. It’s really surprising just how noisy it is at night – all night. The lorries driving by at all hours and the general noise of works going on made it nigh impossible to sleep.
“I’m glad to have taken part to raise money for such a worth cause and appreciate the support from business colleagues, friends and family who gave generously to support getting young people out of the cycle of homelessness.”
All of us at Young Group & Young London are very proud of Lesley.