The team from Goole’s Rock Fitness Gym will be sleeping rough over night in West Park to raise money for Goole based homeless organisation, Help the Homelezz.
Six staff and two gym members will be taking on the gruelling challenge this Friday, November 19 to raise vital funds for the organisation, as well as experiencing first hand what it feels like for people sleeping on the streets.
The gym’s managing director, Dani Kenning explained: “We have been donating to Help the Homelezz since it launched 19 months ago and I also recently began volunteering with the organisation, going out on the streets and helping people who are sleeping rough.
“It has always been on my heart to help homeless people. I have always tried to donate to homeless people and charities and since volunteering with Help the Homelezz it has been a real eye opener for me and I now know from first hand experience just how important these kind of donations are for people.”
The team will be spending the night sleeping in the park in the middle of winter to get an insight into what it is really like for people who are homeless.
All money raised from the sponsored sleep out will go directly to Help the Homelezz who provide hot meals and essentials for people who are sleeping on the streets in parts of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
Dani said: “One of my biggest inspirations is my Nana, former Goole Mayor, Josie Head. As people in Goole will know, she was always helping charities so I have been brought up to do the same too.
“I think it’s just about realising how lucky we are to even have a warm bed to sleep in and each doing our little bit to help. Even if someone can only afford to donate 30p, that could buy a pack of biscuits to help someone who is sleeping rough. Every little bit makes a difference.”
Cash donations can be made by visiting the Goole Times office on Boothferry Road or, to donate online visit: https://www.justgiving.com /crowdfunding/danikenning?utm_term=kJ7k6zdz6
The team from Rock Fitness along with two gym members will be sleeping in West Park to raise money for Goole’s Help the Homelezz. (28-10-84 SU)