Erewash Borough Council Leader Councillor Chris Corbett has again signed up for the overnight charity ‘Sleep Out’ in Long Eaton to help raise awareness of the needs of the homeless in the community.
The Sleep Out has become a popular annual event organised by the Long Eaton-based Canaan Trust – an independent charity which supports those who find themselves homeless.
The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Abey Stevenson, will also support the event by formally ‘launching’ the Sleep Out at 8pm on Friday 21 April alongside the war memorial in Long Eaton Market Place.
Residents, sports clubs and other organisations are invited to join in the fundraising event and help raise as much money as possible. Those taking part will ‘bed down’ in the area around the war memorial until 7am the next morning.
The Canaan Trust, which is based on Main Street in Long Eaton, is a charity that has been working to help homeless people in the borough for more than 20 years.