Norwich Sunblinds to take part in Sleep out Norwich
Winter - the time for drawing the curtains and snuggling up by the fire - or is it?
For some young people there will be no curtains, and certainly no heating. We can't begin to imagine what it must be like to sleep rough in the Winter, especially if you are a vulnerable young person.
What we can do, though, is to help raise money for a deserving local charity and have a taste of what it feels like to sleep outside on a Winter's night. This is why Fiona and Lesley from Norwich Sunblinds signed up for the charity event Sleep Out Norwich.
Although they won't even have a small taste of what it feels like to be scared and alone on the streets, the thought of sleeping out in the cold, on the concrete, was enough to make us think twice before signing up. If it helps raise awareness - even if it encourages people to stop and talk to a homeless person, it will be worth it.
The charity in question is The Benjamin Foundation - a Norfolk charity supporting children, young people and families with a wide range of issues including homelessness. They celebrated their 21st birthday in October - we were there to help them celebrate.
Part of their work involves providing accommodation centres for young adults provide support and a safe place to live while they help them get their lives back on track.
At Norwich Sunblinds, we can help people sleep well with our blinds and curtains, and now we want to help those who are homeless sleep safely at night.
Here is the link if you would like to sponsor us.