Croydon’s Sarah Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Housing, and Steve Reed MP, Shadow Minister for Civil Society were joined by Croydon Council Deputy Leader Councillor Alison Butler for Croydon’s first ever sleep out, raising over £50,000 for services to help homeless people in Evolve’s supported accommodation hostels across London gain skills to help them back into independence.
Evolve Sleep Out, sponsored by Croydon BID and sub-sponsored by Tempus Facilities Management and Caridon Property, was also attended by 2014 The Apprentice runner up Bianca Miller-Cole and her husband Byron, raising £2400 colleectively.
Evolve provides housing and support to over 2,000 people each year and is the leading charity provider of homelessness accommodation in Croydon. Working with partners such as Crisis, Evolve to spearhead the ‘CR Zero 2020’ initiative to end rough sleeping in Croydon.
Jeremy Gray, Chief Executive at Evolve said:
“We are delighted that Steve Reed MP, Sarah Jones MP and Councillor Alison Butler are taking part in our first ever Sleep Out. Myself, our Chair and many of our supporters will be taking part to support homeless people, particularly in and around Croydon..”
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Please note that since this article was produced, fundraising has now exceeded £75,000.