Facing the cold, harsh reality of a Milton Keynes issue! Nov 2019
This November Freddie took part in a big ‘CEO sleepout’ event, to raise awareness (and money) for the homelessness issue in Milton Keynes. This is what he had to say about his experience….
“So last night I slept rough to help raise awareness for the homeless and poverty in MK. I was well prepared and managed to get a little sleep. What struck me the most was how different everything felt – not just how cold it was and how hard the floor felt and how generally uncomfortable it felt, but how heightened my sense of awareness of my environment was! I became so much more aware of the people around me, the noisy conversations going on and my frustration that I couldn’t get to sleep when I wanted because of it, then the very loud snoring and shuffling from people around me! I didn’t feel in danger as we were in a safe environment but it made me think about what homeless people have to put up with! It made me feel so lucky to have a warm bed and a roof to keep my family and me safe. I want to say thank you to everyone who sponsored me for this – nearly 100 people did what I did last night and the money raised will definitely make a difference – thank you everyone.”
Freddie Guilmard, Managing Director of the Red Thread Partnership Ltd