Event back for third time...
STOKE CITY'S ‘Big Sleep Out' is returning to the bet365 Stadium following its success last year.
Sponsored by the Tollgate Hotel and Leisure, supporters can brave the freezing conditions and 'bed down' inside and outside the Q-Railing Stand concourse on Friday 2nd February 2018.
Former Potters boss Lou Macari and kit-man Neil 'Nello' Baldwin will also be offering their support by participating in the event - where fundraisers are encouraged to raise £100 per person.
The Stoke City Community Trust will also be making a donation to the Macari Centre, which opened earlier last year in Hanley and offers those less fortunate shelter and warmth.
City star Charlie Adam who spoke at the launch of the 2018 event said: “This Football Club has a proud history in supporting its local community and I am sure that there will be a number of supporters getting behind this worthwhile campaign.”
Fundraising Officer Steve Hunt said: "After another successful sleep out earlier this year, which proved once again to be very popular, we wish to continue to support and raise awareness of homeless people living locally.
"The Macari Centre is doing a terrific job in supporting those less fortunate and it is the Community Trust's aim to raise awareness of the homeless issue in Stoke and support those organisations who are working with some of the most vulnerable members of our society."
Adrian Oldfield added “Tollgate Hotel and Leisure are delighted to sponsor this community event and I am looking forward to spending Friday 2nd February in the Q-Railing concourse and I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to come and join us."
In return, supporters will be provided with a cardboard mat to sleep on, hot soup, beverages, and refreshments throughout the night and a hot oatcake in the morning.
Anybody over the age of 13 can take part in the fundraising event - please note those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent.
You can sign up and set up a Virgin Money Page HERE
For more information email [email protected] or call 01782 592156