Bishop aiming to raise £500 from sleepout

Bishop Tony Porter is well on the way to raising more than £500 when he takes part in the  second CEO Sleepout at Meadow Lane on October 5th. He will be joined by club owner Alan Hardy and other business and community leaders who will sleep at the side of the pitch to raise money for the homeless.

Bishop Tony has set himself a target of £515; so far he has £440 but there is still time to donate at

Notts County Football in the Community is leading the project in partnership with the Trent Bridge Community Trust; last year 80 people slept out at Meadow Lane and raised £46,000.

The Friary, a drop-in centre for homeless and unemployed people in West Bridgford, and Emmanuel House, Goosegate, Nottingham, will be the project’s beneficiaries this year.

CEO Sleepout is a charity set up to fight homelessness and poverty. It raises money by encouraging executives to sleep outdoors for one night and to raise sponsorship from their business contacts and friends.