On Thursday 5 December 2019, charity ambassador Chris Conway and Network Rail are hosting a charity sleep-out at Blackpool North station to raise money for Blackpool based homeless charity Amazing Graze.
Amazing Graze is a soup kitchen providing meals and support to the homeless community in Blackpool. Part of Network Rail’s ‘Routes out of Homelessness’ charitable focus, the funds raised by the sleep-out will go directly towards helping to feed and support the homeless community in Blackpool.
Chris is a relief signaller for Network Rail at Bamber Bridge, near Preston, with a passion for helping people living on the streets. When he’s not signalling trains, he can be found leading a team of volunteers who scour the streets of Blackpool looking for rough sleepers. He started his Thursday night ‘community watch’ street walks last year. Already he has up to 40 volunteers in tow, all decked out in Chris’ ‘United Blackpool' hoodies.
Since starting his street walks, Chris has helped get 12 homeless people off the streets and into rented accommodation. He works with Blackpool charity Amazing Graze, running the local soup kitchen on Friday nights.
Please email BlackpoolSleepOut@networkrail.co.uk for more information.