Rowland Potter FCIHT MAPM, an executive coach and transport consultant working in the City talked to us about his personal experience with sleeping rough.
We have already had 102 people register to sleep out in Guildhall Yard to raise funds for the homelessness cause in the City which is more important than ever as a BBC report published earlier this week mentioned that:
🔔 London has had the biggest rise of rough sleepers in England according to government figures, with an increase of 34% across a 12-month period.
🛑 There were an estimated 858 people sleeping rough in the capital on a single night in autumn 2022, compared to 640 the year before.
🚨 The City of London authority area had also increased by 23 people to 43 rough sleepers.
The Pret Foundation and The Lord Mayor’s Appeal will be splitting the net proceeds equally. The Pret A Manger Foundation tackle hunger, poverty and homelessness in communities local to Pret shops.