Twenty staff at Victory are set to experience what it is like to be homeless by taking part in a charity sleep out next month.
Victory staff will be among nearly 100 people who will be braving the winter cold in the car park of the Eastern Daily Press for a night, to raise awareness of homelessness, and to raise money for the Norfolk and Suffolk charity Benjamin Foundation.
This is the third year that the charity has organised such a Sleep Out – and the first time that a large group from Victory have opted to take part.
“We have a good relationship with The Benjamin Foundation, and are very supportive of the work they do,” said Victory chief executive John Archibald, who is one of those who will be swapping his bed for a sleeping bag on the hard tarmac of the Archant car park.
“Given that at Victory we are all about providing affordable homes for people who need them, lending our support to a great initiative which is all about highlighting the problem of homelessness seemed very appropriate.
“I am proud that so many Victory staff volunteered to take part, that we are the biggest group so far to have signed up for the Norwich Sleep Out. It will help us all understand some of the issues that homeless people are faced with, as well as raising money for a local charity which is doing great work to tackle the problem.”