Businesses give a big boost to A Bed Every Night
16 December 2021
Greater Manchester businesses have come together to support A Bed Every Night which provides a safety net for some of the most vulnerable in our society who have no other option than to sleep on the streets.
The scheme provides not only an emergency bed but vital personal support.
This Christmas we are aiming to raise £30,000 to help fund 1,000 beds this winter and beyond.
Local businesses, inspired by the appeal, are coming together to raise funds and awareness. Here’s why they wanted to get involved:
“Street homelessness is something we all see day to day but never quite know how we can help as individuals.
I wanted to do something so reached out to Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity who talked to me about the A Bed Every Night initiative. This scheme helps the very people I see on the street – providing emergency accommodation and wrap around support.
My colleagues and I have been raising funds and awareness and it’s great to know we are making a positive difference to people who sadly sleep on the streets this winter and beyond.” - Ian Bennett, Group Finance Director, Artorius.
“Being a city centre business and a GMMC Ambassador, we are acutely aware of the impact of homelessness in Manchester – we simply wanted to give something back to support those for who Christmas is not a time to be celebrated.
We work with many charities and NFP organisations gifting our services in Accounting, HR and IT but #ABedEveryNight really struck a chord with us, particularly at this time of year, and we felt moved to do something ourselves but also invite the wider Fact3 community of clients to donate too. The response has been fantastic, and we are expecting to hit our target of funding 100 beds – keep up your amazing work GMMC, we are proud to support you!”
"Since setting up Elevate, we have been keen to ensure we give back to the community. Walking though Manchester with my children and explaining why in a world where we have so much, some people still don’t have a bed for the night. We know the coming weeks and months are going to be some of the toughest ever and supporting GMMC to execute emergency beds along with continuing their prevention work felt like the very least we should be doing”. - Katie Robson