In the run-up to Christmas, several members of Area 1’s Combermere Lodge 605 and their wives/partners were amongst more than 100 people who gave up the warmth and comforts of their own beds to ‘sleep-out’ in a Car Park in Birkenhead Town Centre on a wet & cold night in order to raise funds and awareness for the Charles Thompson’s Mission which helps the homeless in Birkenhead.
The event was an outstanding success with just over £26,226.00 being raised. WBro Geoff Jones (Secretary of Combermere 605) said; “we were pleased to be involved in Sleep-Out 2018 as we were able to gain a great understanding of the valuable work the Mission does. We were able to speak to a number of homeless people and listen to their stories. The whole event was humbling and I’m please we were able to be involved and help raise such a wonderful sum”
Above: Bedded down as best as possible
Above: A job well done
Above: Certificates of thanks from Charles Thompson’s Mission Sleep-Out 2018
Further details of the event can be found on page 11 of the January 2019 edition of the Wirral Life Magazine by following this link: https://joom.ag/sNna/p10
If you would like more information about the Charles Thompson’s Mission, please visit their website at: https://charlesthompsonsmission.org.uk/
This was a great effort by all the Brethren and their loved ones in helping to raise a fantastic amount and show how much Freemasons do within our local communities.