On a cold night in November, some 650 people camped out on Exchange Square for homelessness charity Centrepoint. Raising over £215,000, this big sleep out also highlighted the terrible hardships young homeless people face every night.
Volunteers from the Broadgate team and several of the businesses based here were joined by celebrities, armed forces staff and people from all walks of life.
Ex-Tottenham Hotspur footballer David Ginola proved particularly popular, even attracting attention from some Arsenal supporters amongst our team. Other celebrities included TV presenter Richard Madeley, Radio 1 DJs Sara Cox and Scott Mills, Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding and media personality Christopher Biggins.
Thanks to Broadgate businesses for their support, including Crédit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank, Herbert Smith and JP Morgan.
Centrepoint provides support and accommodation to 825 young homeless people every day, from 33 centres across London.
“This charity does more than just offer kids a bed for the night. They are helped back into education and taught how to cope.”
Sara Cox, a Centrepoint ambassador for ten years