20th Oct, 2017

Estate agents sleep rough to help Coventry's homeless

Shaun Reynolds 23rd Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WORKERS from an estate agents company in Coventry dumped the luxury of their own homes to sleep on the streets in their attempt to raise awareness of homelessness in the UK.

Staff from Fine & Country UK slept in the ruins of the Old Cathedral in cardboard boxes to raise money for the homeless charity St Basils.

Working with young people aged 16-25, St Basils helps over 4000 young people each year across the West Midlands region.

Offering a range of prevention, accommodation and support services, St Basils provide young people with the stability they need to rebuild their lives, gain skills, training and employment to help move on.

Sean, Tyler and Clint from Fine & Country made their living area for the night by constructing some cardboard boxes and plastic sheeting from the provisions they were given by the St Basils team.

Once their accommodation was set up, the trio met with other groups giving up their home comforts for the night to raise awareness of what it is like to sleep on the streets.

Having raised over £700 already, the team are looking for more generous donations.

Visit https://www.justgiving.com/Clint-Nykamp1/ for more information.

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