Kiwi Recruitment are proud to sponsor the Stonepillow award-winning annual Big Sleep Out event, being held at Chichester Cathedral on Saturday 13th October.
The charity, Stonepillow, has made a significant contribution to the city of Chichester and surrounding areas by providing much needed support, resource and guidance to those who do not have a place to sleep at night. Their recovery centres, support programmes and volunteer positions provide purpose, well-being and unity to people who find themselves in a position they had never dreamt of.
You only need to look at their website to find many humbling stories of people they’ve helped, discuss the various levels of support they have given and to what extent the assistance has changed their lives for the better.
At Kiwi Recruitment, the local Community is very important to us. The Businesses that thrive, grow and require staff. The People who live here, who want to learn or gain experience, become a part of our hard working and reliable team.
We are reminded daily of the reality of becoming homeless, as some of the people we help to find placements include those close to becoming homeless; and we see their lives turn around as they have something to work towards, achievements that are made and eventually, lives transformed. We are humbled and honoured to sponsor such a significant event of local importance.
The Big Sleep Out is held every year and has in 2014 and 2015 won awards for Best Community Event. It has been inspired by giving the local community a small insight into the harsh realities of rough sleeping, though it does not aim to replicate being homeless in itself. The evening is made more enjoyable by the official judging and award of ‘Best Shelter’, a BBQ, a service in the Cathedral to thank everyone involved and an evening of entertainment for all participants.
Registration is just £15.00 and each participant is encouraged to raise a target of at least £250 per person. Stonepillow also offer guidance, support and tools to help with fundraising every step of the way for those who are unsure of where exactly to start. Kiwi Recruitment Managing Director, Brendon Cook, has not only sponsored the event but will himself be sleeping out with his family. You can sponsor him via his justgiving page.
Let us raise much needed cash and awareness for Stonepillow’s cause, we are sure you will agree, it is a highly worthy cause!