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18 Jan 2016

Emirates Old Trafford to host CEO Sleepout

On 16th May 2016 executives from across the North West are joining together at Lancashire County Cricket Club to help fight poverty and homelessness in Manchester.

They will all give up a night of comfort to sleep out on the pitch and in the stands at Emirates Old Trafford to help raise funds for projects in Manchester and also to raise awareness of a growing problem in the city.

CEO Sleepout Manchester is being organised by the LCCC Foundation in partnership with national charity CEO Sleepout UK and will build on the huge success of CEO Sleepout UK’s recent London event at The Kia Oval when £170,000 was raised for charities which fight the effects and causes of homelessness.

The event will start at 8pm and finishes the following morning at Emirates Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club.

CEO Sleepout UK is a new and lean charity which has already worked with partners to hold events at prestigious venues like Wembley Stadium, Cardiff Castle and St James’ Park Newcastle.

Around 500 executives have taken part in the sleepouts and together have raised over £680,000 to fight homelessness and poverty in the UK.

Andy Preston from CEO Sleepout UK said: “CEO Sleepout UK is delighted to be working with the LCCC Foundation to host an event at such a prestigious venue. By engaging the executive community across the North West we aim to raise funds to help fight poverty and homelessness in Manchester.”

Sandy Mitchell from the LCCC Foundation said: “This is a great opportunity to raise people’s awareness of homelessness in Manchester and by partnering up with CEO Sleepout UK we believe we can help to raise significant funds for charities that support those in need day in and day out.”

Theresa Grant, CEO of Trafford Council, said: “Homelessness is an issue that cannot be ignored; by signing up to take part in the sleepout on the 16th May I hope I can play a small part in an event that aims to make a big difference.”

Will you join in and help to fight homelessness and poverty in the city? Please email Dianne Gould at to find out more information and to book your place.

For more information on CEO Sleepout UK please see

For more information on LCCC Foundation please see