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CEO Sleepout – Cardiff Castle 2014

March 30, 2014

Last Thursday night I stayed in the grounds of Cardiff Castle with about 85 business executives who were raising money and awareness for the homeless by taking part in CEO Sleepout. The event, organised for Cardiff by Dan Langford of Acorn Recruitment, raised around £72,500 for charities such as Cardiff Food Bank (Trussell Trust), Llamau, CEOSleepout UK and Service Leavers Wales, an organisation which supports UK armed forces veterans after they leave the services. I attended the event and stayed up pretty much all night producing the drawings below and then some portraits came afterwards. They picked a good night for it as the temperatures dropped to near freezing and the rain came down in the early hours. Of course they don’t believe they were experiencing what it is like to be homeless and on the streets but they did raise a respectable sum of money and raise awareness in the process. I also think those who took part will see people who do find themselves living rough in a different light after their uncomfortable, if very brief, experience.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 30, 2014 11:30 pm

    great stuff!! was it cold? I’ve been on sleep outs in Chester in the past.

  2. March 31, 2014 2:05 pm

    It was fairly cold yes. What was the purpose of the sleep outs in Chester – the same sort of thing?

  3. April 1, 2014 10:49 am

    These are amazing!
    I’m pretty sure that’s myself and my colleague in the first drawing 🙂

    Charli

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