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Boxes and Packaging Support ‘The Big Sleep’!

06 Feb 2017

Our cardboard boxes have myriad uses but perhaps none as humbling as providing them for a homeless charity as part of its ‘The Big Sleep’ awareness campaign.

The team at our Boxes and Packaging (Swindon) site helped the charity Seaview, based in Hastings, build a cardboard village for a charity event which saw people from local businesses sleep out overnight to raise money for the charity.

“The Big Sleep is a great campaign which raises the awareness of just how many people are homeless, not just in Hastings, but across the UK,” said Paul Fishlock Managing Director. “It was a great pleasure to be able to support them once again in this very worthwhile project.”

The event saw a staggering £25,000 pledged which will help to support those who experience problems with accommodation. Last year the charity worked with more than 1,000 people and provided more than 6,507 hot meals.

The charity was established over 30 years ago, and continues to rely on fund raising projects like this to generate its income.

Sue Burgess Operations Manager at Seaview commented; “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you again. Homelessness and rough sleeping in our Borough won’t go away today or tomorrow, but with your ongoing support we can, and will, make a real difference, for the sake of all in our community.”

Despite the excellent results Seaview achieves, its work continues to be a challenge with further funding cuts coupled with the dramatic increase in homelessness. Vital funds are needed to support its work and events such as ‘The Big Sleep’ are a great way to raise funds on an annual basis.

To find out more about the work Seaview do visit http://www.seaviewproject.co.uk/

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