Chairboys fans will have the unique opportunity to stay overnight at Adams Park this November – and to raise money for a worthy local cause at the same time.
Wycombe Homeless Connection and Wycombe Wanderers are delighted to announce that its annual Big Sleepout – this year, sponsored by Dreams, the UK's leading bed specialist - will take place at Adams Park this year, thanks to an initiative by Chairboys' player Michael Harriman.
The kind-hearted defender and his wife, Amy, approached the Castle Street charity last year to offer their services as ambassadors. The relationship they have built has opened the Adams Park gates for this year’s fundraising event. Football and charity bosses hope that well over a hundred ‘sleepouters’ will take part in the Big Sleepout, which takes place after the home match against Shrewsbury on Saturday 24th November.
Sheena Dykes, WHC Chair of Trustees says:
“We are so grateful to Michael and the team at Wycombe Wanderers for generously opening their doors to our ‘Dreams Big Sleepout’ this year. It will be amazing to see what this much-loved venue will be like at night! We’re planning lots of exciting extra details, so really hope that people will sign up soon to help us raise vital funds to help local homeless people in our town.”
Lisa Bond, Chief Marketing Officer at Dreams said, "As a leading business in the local community, we are delighted to be supporting this worthwhile initiative. Our mission as an organisation is to ensure everyone gets a good night's sleep and we hope our support will go some way to helping achieve this."
WWFC officials are getting behind the event by throwing in a free match ticket for any participant who raises at least £20 sponsorship.
Families with children (over 12) will be welcome to join in this year for the first time. There will also be a Quiz Night and informal supper, with tickets available for those keen to support Wycombe Homeless Connection but less enthusiastic about sleeping out in the stands all night! Those who do, however, will be rewarded by hot drinks and breakfast in the morning.
More information can be found at www.wyhoc.org.uk. Registration is now open for participants, and places are limited to 150, so readers are encouraged to act fast to secure their Adams Park bed for the night.