A managing director from a Sussex-based estate agency has raised £500 sleeping on the streets of Worthing to raise awareness and money for a local homeless charity.
Matt Jacobs from Jacobs Steel participated in the annual Worthing SleepOutto experience first-hand what it is actually like to sleep rough.
Equipped with just a basic sleeping bag and some cardboard, Matt experienced a very wet 12-hour overnight period with low temperatures of just seven degrees.
Held at Broadwater Primary School, the annual event saw 48 people taking part in the fundraiser which was organised by Turning Tides, a community-led organisation that puts clients and local people at the heart of its mission to end homelessness.
Matt commented: “As an agency we are very passionate about the local community. Supporting a charity that is striving to make a difference to the environmentaround us, is a very natural thing for us to do. The night was a real eye-opener to how some people are forced to live on a daily basis.
“Thank you to all my sponsors and the team who helped me get through the night.”
For more information on Jacobs Steel please visit www.jacobs-steel.co.uk.