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24 November 2019

Club News


24 November 2019

Sleep Out Bradford 2019 played its part in raising over £500,000 for Centrepoint, last week. 

On Thursday evening, brave campers took to the cold concourse of the Utilita Energy Stadium's JCT600 Stand (West) to sleep over, for the evening. 

Similar events were held in a host of cities across the United Kingdom in support of the homeless charity, raising over £500,000 in total. 

City players Shay McCartan and Jordan Gibson were in attendance on the night, while there was also live music on show, inside the concourse. 

Founded in London in 1969, Centrepoint is a charity which provides accommodation and support to homeless people aged 16-25.

Around 100 sleepers in the Bradford event were doing so for over 150 homeless people in their city. 

Chloe Sykes, Centrepoint's fundraising manager, said: "We really appreciate th support from all the people who came along. 

"It was a very cold night and we are very proud of the sleepers who braved the elements to contribute towards a great cause and achievements. 

"This goes a long way to raise funds and awareness for homeless people in the city. 

"We are extremely grateful towards the club for all their support - for the third year running. 

"It was great to see players and supporters alike attending the event, with a lot of familiar faces also returning."

The club's director of communications, Ryan Sparks, said: "We are proud to have supported such a fantastic event and cause and played our part in such a great achievement. 

"Centrepoint is a very important charity which plays an huge role in the lives of homeless people in Bradford and surrounding districts. 

"We were delighted to hear of the success of last Thursday's event and would like to thank everyone involved for the part they played."

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