E.G.Lewis Group are delighted to announce that leading IT, telephone and software partner CSG Computer Services have agreed to participate in The Cold Truth sleep out on Thursday 20th February 2020 as part of the South Wales based specialist industrial contractor’s team.
It was announced in December that we had teamed up with The Wave, Swansea Sound and Tata Steel in order to bring the cold truth event to South Wales. The Wave and Swansea Sound are inviting individuals and businesses to join The Cold Truth sleep out on Thursday 20th February 2020 and spend one night sleeping outside the Liberty Stadium to raise money and awareness surrounding the issue of homelessness. The event is not a comparison to the life of a homeless person, but we do want to highlight some of the challenges faced.
The campaign will fundraise for five local charities that support homelessness throughout South Wales, in which includes Shelter Cymru, who work for people in housing need across Wales and prevent people from losing their homes by offering free, confidential and independent advice; Matthews House, who provides a ‘home’ in the heart of Swansea for those who are most vulnerable and a building that is known for providing a lifeline for the homeless and others who need it; Zac’s Place, over the years, has earned a reputation for providing a safe haven and an environment of pro-active care and concern for some of Swansea’s most alienated people; Llamau, believe that no young person or vulnerable woman should ever have to experience homelessness, their mission is to eradicate homelessness for young people and vulnerable women and Trampface/Salute, Lee West & Paul O’Dwyer started Trampface in 2014 to raise awareness on the amount of ex-military men & women who are sadly living on our streets. This organisation is aimed at helping veterans within South Wales to get back on their feet, provide a helping hand and offer support where it’s needed most.
The number of homeless people in Neath Port Talbot has almost tripled over the past year. New figures from the local authority show the county had 203 homeless people in 2017/18 compared to 71 the previous year.
Dameon Merilaht, Account Manager at CSG Computer Services had this to say in relation to the company’s involvement:
“Homelessness is becoming more prevalent across Wales, and with The Cold Truth highlighting the struggles faced by those living on the street, staff at CSG wanted to help raise awareness and were more than happy to join up with the E.G.Lewis Group team. Although it is only for one night, it draws attention to the topic and we hope to raise as much money as we can for such worthy causes.”
Want to know more about The Cold Truth Sleep Out? Call our team on 0330 400 5465