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Big Sleep In a big success
Article date: 13 Jan 2014

Staff at the nine Wetherspoon pubs across Northern Ireland have, once again, taken part in the ‘Big Sleep In’ event for charity.

The fundraiser sees staff come to work with night clothes, sleeping bags, pillows and a few extra snacks, to bed down for 24 hours at the pub.

This year’s event collectively raised £3,891 for CLIC Sargent’s ‘Homes from Home’ Appeal, which aims to build two specialist homes for the families of children, teenagers and young adults who are undergoing cancer treatment at one of Belfast’s principal treatment centres.

Darren Niven, Wetherspoon’s area manager for Northern Ireland, said: “This is the second Big Sleep In event which we have organised to raise funds for the appeal.

“It shows just how important the ‘Homes from Home’ Appeal is, to enable families to stay close to the hospital where their child is receiving treatment.”

Elizabeth Silk, Wetherspoon’s senior account manager, CLIC Sargent, said: “The money raised from the event will go directly to the ‘Homes from Home’ Appeal and will make a huge difference in helping CLIC Sargent to build, outfit and maintain two properties.

“From everyone involved in the appeal, I’d like to thank the J D Wetherspoon chain and staff for their continued support and for the difference which their efforts will make to families from across Northern Ireland.”

Pictured: Vicky Millar (left) and Tracy Ling, taking part in the Big Sleep In at The Tuesday Bell, in Lisburn.

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