Gregg Latchams Support See Change with Sleep Out
Members of the Bristol office of Gregg Latchams Solicitors took part in a Sleep Out on Friday 10 August to raise awareness and money for the homeless.
Julian Pyrke, Director of Commercial Property was joined by other senior figures from the firm, including Lesley Warren, Head of Residential Property and Nicholas Jones, Head of Employment and Business Support, spending a night in sleeping bags outside the firm’s offices in Queen Square.
“It was definitely an experience I would not wish on anyone,” Julian Pyrke said, “but it was worth it to raise money for a worthy cause.”
The sleep out was the latest in a series of fund-raising events for See Change, a charity tackling homelessness and addiction in Bristol. The Sleep Out itself raised £1,835, bringing the total that Gregg Latchams have raised to £5,329.84 – surpassing the initial target of £5,000 with additional activities to take place before the end of the year.
Ewen Macgregor, Head of Regulatory & Licensing who also took part in the Sleep Out said: “We are very proud to be supporting See Change. We see the trauma of homelessness every day walking through Bristol and it is good that we can help by raising money and awareness for a wonderful local organisation.”
Cecil Weir, Fundraising Director for See Change was delighted with the commitment from the Gregg Latchams’ team – “Events like this are a really powerful way of demonstrating just what it’s like not to have a roof over your head and even though they were only doing it for one night they will have gained a real sense of the vulnerability that goes with it. Particularly in city centres you have the added factor of folk heading home from clubs and pubs who think its fun to abuse or mock homeless people. We are hugely grateful to Gregg Latchams for their support and everyone who sponsored the sleep out team.”
You can support Gregg Latchams and See Change by donating money here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/gregglatchamssleepout