RMT pair join CEO sleepout to boost homelessness fundraising campaign

October 3, 2014

Two members of the management team at one of the North East’s leading independent accountancy firms are leaving home comforts behind for a night this week to raise much-needed money for and awareness of regional homelessness issues.

RMT Accountants & Business Advisors’ director Stephen Slater and marketing manager Mat Flinders will join 60 other regional business leaders in the 2014 Newcastle CEO Sleepout, which takes place at St James’ Park on Thursday 9 October.

CEO Sleepout is a new charity set up to fight homelessness and poverty, and encourages business executives to raise money through sponsorship from business contacts and friends by sleeping outdoors for one night.

The organisation was formed at the end of 2013 after successful test events in Newcastle and Middlesbrough, and is holding ten sleepout events in major cities across England and Wales during 2014.

Stephen Slater says: “While I’m sure there’ll be a lot of camaraderie, sleeping rough for a night won’t be much fun for any of the participants, but we all know that we can go home to a warm bed the next day.

“People across the region who are dealing with homelessness as part of their daily existence don’t have that luxury, and our aim is to raise as much as we can for local charities which work incredibly hard to help these people meet the challenges they face.

“Last year’s Newcastle Sleepout was a great success, and with even more people taking part this year, the group will hopefully bring in even more money this time round.”
To sponsor Stephen Slater and Mat Flinders’ participation in the Newcastle CEO Sleepout, please visit www.justgiving.com/ rmt-accountants-and-business-advisors

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