Sharon sleeps rough for charity

Sharon sleeps rough for charity

A mum of four from Mansfield has been experiencing life as a homeless person after taking to the streets to raise money for charity.

Sharon Leung, together with friends, took part in the ‘Mansfield Big Snore’ event on Friday 30th January, together raising £5,880 for Framework homeless charity.

Sharon, who has been a Sales Executive at ACF Car Finance Ltd in Sutton in Ashfield for the past five years, took part in the sleepover event with St Mark’s Church in Mansfield, who organised and hosted the event.

All money raised from the event will now be donated to Framework to help provide housing, support and training services to vulnerable and homeless people throughout Nottinghamshire.

Sharon, a self-confessed workaholic, commented: “I would like to thank everyone who sponsored me for the Framework sleepover event, along with ACF Car Finance and Cygnet Financial Services who donated £100.”

“Sleeping under the stars for one night was not only challenging, but it gave me the time to reflect upon those who are unfortunate enough to have to sleep rough or live with the threat of homelessness looming over them. It is an honour to be able to give something back to the community and make a difference to the lives of others.”

Framework currently helps provide support to rough sleepers, substance misusers, people experiencing mental health difficulties, vulnerable women, young people and care leavers, older homeless people and people at risk of losing their home.

Framework is funded through local authority grants, local trusts and foundations and public donations.

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