Bishop Tony taking part in CEO Sleepout

IN PICTURE: Chairman of Notts County FC Alan Hardy is the spoent the night at the ground sleeping in a sleeping bag for charity.  Pictured with company CEO's who will also be taking part. PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR STORY: BUSINESS LEAD: Launch event ahead of the CEO Sleepout, which involves heads of companies doing sleeping on the pitch at Meadow Lane overnight to raise money and awareness for a homeless charity. Alan Hardy will be there in his sleeping bag.  Ask for Nick Richardson Booked by Dan Robinson

Bishop Tony Porter will be taking 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.

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.

West Bridgford’s The Friary, a drop-in centre for homeless and unemployed people, and Emmanuel House support centre on Goosegate, 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.