LM raises over £3500 for St Basils at Big Birmingham Sleepout

A hardy group from the LM JV (Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy & Sons Limited joint venture) has raised over £3500, taking part in the Big Birmingham Sleep Out 2017 this weekend.

On one of the coldest night of the year so far, the 18 intrepid LM souls braved the elements to take part in the charity fundraiser, raising money for Birmingham’s St Basils charity.  They joined around 800 fellow fundraisers sleeping rough for the night in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral in the heart of the city.

Home for almost everyone for the night was a temporary cardboard village built by the each person and group, with an astonishing variety of designs and structural concepts on display.  At midnight, a brief service was held in the Cathedral to thank everyone taking part, including a brief address by Birmingham’s mayor, Andy Street.

The team constructing a place to sleep for the night

Naheem Ahmed, LM’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion leader, said: “This is the biggest event of the year for St Basils, and I’m proud of everyone in the team for taking part. From first-hand experience, I know how hard being alone and unsupported can be, and the cold city streets are no place for vulnerable people. St Basils helps to give those in need a place to call a temporary home, but more importantly, equip them with the skills and resources to rebuild their lives.”

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Posted Monday, November 27, 2017 by Emma Best

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