Marshall Motor Group sleeps rough for charity
Cambridge, 19 April 2018: 11 employees from the Cambridge offices of Marshall Motor Group, one of the UK’s leading automotive retail groups, have raised over £7,000 for the homeless support charity Centrepoint through a rough night’s sleep.
The charitable initiative was to raise awareness of Centrepoint, a charity that provides housing and support for young people in London, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East and through partnerships throughout the UK.
The employees slept out in Cambridge using the most basic materials for support, including cardboard and sleeping bags, to recreate the tough living conditions that many young homeless people experience on a daily basis. The sleep out event took place at 07:00pm on 13 April through to 7:00am the next day.
The charitable initiative forms part of a wider agenda for Marshall Motor Group to give back to the communities in which it serves.
Shelley Logan, Executive Assistant at Marshall Motor Group, said:
“Centrepoint is a brilliant charity that helps some of the most vulnerable young people in the UK to lead better, safer lives. Marshall Motor Group is always looking to take part in such great charitable initiatives that are highly supportive of the local community. Luckily the weather kept dry for us, and we have beaten our fundraising target by over £1000 which is a brilliant achievement! We are really grateful for all the support we received.”