Businesswoman Kath Lord-Green is swapping her comfortable office for a cold December night sleeping in Blackburn town centre.
Kath, from Whalley, is joining other fund-raisers to sleep out all night on December 4th in aid of Nightsafe, a charity for young homeless people.
It might be cold, it might be wet, but I have a choice. Others don’t.Kath Lord-Green
She has already been pledged more than £900 in sponsorship and aims to raise more than £1,000.
“I will have a cardboard box, a sleeping bag and the knowledge I’m doing something to help,” said Kath, who runs Insight Ribble Valley training consultancy and is director of Ribble Valley Networking and executive director of Ribble Valley FM.
“It might be cold, it might be wet, but I have a choice. Others don’t.
“I’ve had lots of support from my networking friends and others. They’ve been very generous for this worthy cause in the run-up to Christmas.”
Kath first saw Nightsafe’s work last year when she donated some woolly hats for winter.
She said: “I saw what a brilliant job they were doing and decided to join this year’s sleep-out.
“There will be a few of us together so we’ll be safe, unlike vulnerable young people who have to sleep out on their own.
“We don’t see much of the homeless problem here in the Ribble Valley, but people from this area tend to drift to towns like Blackburn. Young people from all over the UK can turn up in Blackburn and look for help from Nightsafe.”
Sponsors can donate on www.justgiving.com/Kath-Lord-Green or text BOXK53 £? (amount - anything from £1) to 70070