CEO Sleepout

On a cold and damp October evening Bell Group Regional Director, Paul Steedman joined 44 other business executives to take part in the CEO Sleepout in Newcastle to raise funds and awareness for homelessness and poverty in the City.

Organised by CEO Sleepout UK  in partnership with Newcastle United Foundation and Changing Lives, the event asked some of the Region’s top Business men and women to spend a night ‘sleeping rough’ in the grounds of St James Park while raising funds for local charities who focus on delivering help and support for the homeless and vulnerable.

Paul said ‘I was shocked at how little sleep I was able to get and I can only begin to imagine how hard it must be to do this night after night waking up each day knowing that you have to do the same again in a few hours. It is hard to believe anyone does this. It was a real eye opener to experience the hardship of what turned out to be one mild night in October.’

Calling on a large bank of contacts from Suppliers, Clients, Colleagues, Friends and Family Paul raised over £2200 making it to the top of the event’s ‘Hall of Fame’

The funds raised will now be distributed to a range of good causes including Changing Lives, Newcastle United Foundation, De Paul Trust and Newcastle Homeless Football Club.