Berwins Solicitors is encouraging staff to “sleep out” as the Harrogate based law firm continues its support for homelessness and housing charity, Shelter.
Twenty members of staff will be donning thermals and unrolling sleeping bags to spend a night in the open on Friday 11th November as they continue to raise awareness for the firm’s designated charity of 2016.
Shelter, which also supports individuals living in poor quality housing, seeks to put an end to homelessness in England and Scotland through campaigning and direct support. Through their latest initiative, Berwins staff hope to gain a greater understanding of what it means for people to be without a roof over their head in the winter months. The firm is also seeking to encourage a wider discussion on the implications of homelessness and is appealing for individuals and organisations to donate and support the vital work Shelter engages in.
Head of the firms’ charity committee, Hollie Marcham, who will unfortunately be unable to take part, explained “As a company we’re committed to care – it’s something that extends not just to our relationships with clients and the services we offer, but also to our involvement with our charity partners. That’s why it’s important to us not just to put the tick in the charity box – Berwins is about far more than that.
“It’s easy to say we know how vital the work Shelter carries out is, but we’re challenging ourselves to gain a deeper understanding – just an idea of some of the difficulties people face when living life on the streets.”
To support Shelter or to learn more about the challenge, visit the Berwins charity page