Morrison Freight braves sleep out to raise hundreds for homeless

Morrison Freight braves sleep out to raise hundreds for homeless

November 15, 2022

Morrison Freight have raised more than £800 for a youth homelessness charity by taking part in a sleep out. 

The freight forwarder continued its support of The Benjamin Foundation by joining the Ipswich Sleep Out on 3rd November. 

Braving the cold at Ipswich Town Football Club included Thorsten, Scott, and Jamie. 

Morrison Freight raised £860 towards the overall total of £5,636 donated during the Ipswich Sleep Out. 

Following the achievement, Scott said: “We only spent one night outside, but it really hits home the challenges these vulnerable people face. No one should have to live like that. 

“Supporting local charities is incredibly important to Morrison Freight. The work The Benjamin Foundation does to support young people is inspiring, so we’re very proud to lend our support. 

“Thank you to everyone who donated and supported us during the Ipswich Sleep Out. 

The Ipswich Sleep Out saw almost 30 people, including individuals and businesses, come together to fundraise to prevent youth homelessness. 

The Benjamin Foundation has held annual sleep out events in Ipswich since 2017 and in Norwich since 2015. Since its inaugural event, almost £300,000 has been raised through the sleep outs. 

Darren Ryan, Director of Morrison Freight, added: “We are extremely proud of Thorsten, Scott and Jamie for their efforts. 

“The amount raised for The Benjamin Foundation will undoubtedly help them continue to provide their vital services. 

“To everyone who donated, thank you from the Morrison Freight team.” 

The Benjamin Foundation was established in 1994 and provides vulnerable young people with essential skills like cooking a budgeting. Additionally, it supports them with their education and career aspirations. Therefore, helping them live successful and independent lives. 

Donations can still be made via Morrison Freight’s JustGiving page, with all money going to The Benjamin Foundation. If you can, please donate here.