Solihull man with a van goes above and beyond to help Sleepout for homeless - The Solihull Observer

Solihull man with a van goes above and beyond to help Sleepout for homeless

Solihull Editorial 22nd Oct, 2019   0

A SOLIHULL man is set to brave the elements by sleeping outdoors to raise funds for young homeless people.

Elliott Robinson has signed up for the Big Birmingham Sleepout next month, where participants are challenged to build shelters from cardboard and plastic sheeting before sleeping in them to experience the conditions faced by many homeless people.

The event, held in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral, is organised by St Basils, a charity that works with young people aged 16 to 25 who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.

However, his support for St Basils hasn’t stopped there, as Elliot has also offered the charity the use of his van and his time for a day, as well as helping distribute the charity’s promotional leaflets.

Elliott, the owner of oven cleaning firm Ovenu Solihull, said: “St Basils provides an essential service to support and help vulnerable members of society, not only by arranging a roof over their heads, but also developing the life skills necessary to forging a better future.”

St Basils provides a full range of prevention, accommodation, support and engagement services as well as services to ensure young people develop the skills to move on successfully,

Elliott, who will sleep out in aid of the charity on November 29.

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