On Thursday 15 November, Howes Percival took part in the Norwich Sleep Out in aid of The Benjamin Foundation.
Held at Norwich City Football Club, participants were challenged to spend one night sleeping outside to raise money and awareness for the issue of homelessness in Norfolk.
Howes Percival’s participants brought in over £1,300 in sponsorships and the event has raised over £30,000 for the charity overall.
Participating from the firm’s Norwich office were Partner, Morris Peacock; Director, Gordon Simpson; Trainee Solicitors, Alex Sims, Kieran John and Kate Melton; Legal Secretary, Sharna McKay; Business Development and Marketing Assistant, Trudie Rumbelow; and Legal Cashier, Bradley King.
Morris Peacock said:
“We were pleased to support this event for the second year running, and in particular that the number of participants from our office increased. The Sleep Out gives only a mere glimpse into the reality faced by homeless people every day but does help to raise awareness of, and much needed funds for, the issue.”
Gordon Simpson added:
“I am glad to have been able to support the charity once again. It was another night with very little sleep but there was a great atmosphere which helped us to get through the night. It really makes you think about the vulnerable people who regularly have to sleep outside and it was great to see that there was so much support at this event.”