A selection of Preston North End players have taken on Biffa’s ‘Chip And Bin’ challenge, which is helping to raise awareness of homelessness ahead of the Big PNE Sleep Out on Friday 15th November!
The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible by chipping footballs into a range of bins of varying sizes, with more points awarded for successfully getting the ball into the smaller bins.
Biffa’s bins have been used as a form of shelter for rough sleepers, hence their inclusion in this game with the Sleep Out coming up in only a few weeks' time.
With homelessness figures on the rise, the waste management industry is faced with increasing numbers of rough sleepers turning to waste containers as a source of shelter, putting their lives at risk when the waste is collected. Biffa are currently working in partnership alongside with the Chartered Institution of Waste Management and the Open University to undertake research into the issue.
“We’re really pleased to be working with the Foxton Centre, Preston North End and Blog Preston to raise funds and support the Big PNE Sleep Out later this year, while promoting the work we do nationally for homeless people,” said Michael Treadwell, Biffa’s Business Development Manager for the North West.
“We have been and continue to be present and involved in a number of events across the region, with the Biffa ‘Chip And Bin’ raising funds.
“Today, we gave Preston North End’s first team players an opportunity to give it a go themselves. The Sleep Out is taking place at Deepdale on Friday 15th November and you can donate at www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/biffa.”
PNE Community and Education Trust and Biffa, along with Blog Preston, the Foxton Centre and Shout Network, are holding the Sleep Out at Deepdale on Friday 15th November. It is aiming to raise £50,000, which will allow the Foxton Centre to buy and renovate a house in Preston for use by homeless people.
There will be members of staff from all of the organisers bedding down on the night and there are only a couple of days remaining to join the fundraising efforts as registration for the Sleep Out closes on Friday 1st November.
You can sign up via the Foxton Centre website or by completing this registration form and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please donate to the appeal by visiting the Sleep Out’s TotalGiving page here.