Setfords lawyer Carol Lee will tonight be sleeping rough in Middlesex to show support for the homeless.
Carol, alongside her husband and colleague Jules, and their 24 year-old-son, will be at the Hillingdon Athletics Stadium in Uxbridge.
They are joining hundreds of others for the 2016 Big Sleepout organised by Trinity Homeless Projects. Trinity provides day services, housing, coaching, training, work placement and support to those who are homeless. This year they will house 275 people without any government funding.
Carol said: “Whenever we visit any city or town, we are always astounded and saddened by how many, mostly young, people are sleeping on the streets. The fact that we are fortunate enough to have never experienced the horrors of this and we make our living largely from the housing market, made us wish to do something to help highlight awareness of this problem and to help raise funds towards the wonderful and practical work carried out by Trinity Homeless Projects.
“Sleeping outside in the freezing cold in a cardboard box isn’t likely to be a pleasant experience but we know that we shall be experiencing only a fraction of what so many people in our country experience every night.
“We shall be safe and shall know that we have hundreds of people around us. Most of all, we know that we shall be there out of choice. I can’t even begin to imagine how it must feel being vulnerable, painfully alone, and with no other option. I don’t think any of us could truly imagine it, unless we actually experienced it for real. That is why we are so passionate about combating homelessness and supporting the work of Trinity.”
If you wish to offer your support you can contribute to Carol’s Giving web-link page.
Carol added: “A massive thank you in advance and thank you to all those who have already contributed and supported us. Every contribution, every penny, helps and will be put to good practical use.”