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Commercial partners raise £1,885 for soldiers and homeless

3 February 2016

Commercial manager Paul Nyland and club business partners slept rough last Friday night in a bid to help former soldiers and people in the community.

Businessmen Andy Plant (Acorn Signs), Steve Devine-Bradbury (Riley & Co), Malk Hall (Hall-Fast), Mark Burton (Ulyett Landscapes) along with Connor Doran and Paul Andrews (Mansfield Manor Hotel) braved the cold weather by 'sleeping out' at One Call Stadium until Saturday morning. 

A total of £1,900 has been raised so far, and Paul was delighted with the amount.

“The night was a massive success," said Paul. “The Sandy Pate Sports Bar was full afterwards, and I would like to thank everybody for their kind generosity."

The funds raised are being given to the Joint Forces Alliance (JFA), which helps people who were once in the forces and who need a little extra support.

Paul was encouraged to receive approximately £500 of food items, donated by local people following an appeal last week.

“The figure exceeded my own expectations," said Paul. "It's a worthy cause and it would be amazing if we could beat last year’s total of £2,317.” 

JFA manager Ken Addison, said: “When we went down on the Saturday morning, we couldn’t believe it. It was just brilliant.

“The food will be distributed via referrals to people who really need it. This sort of event is really helpful in raising awareness of what we do. We have around 350 food referrals a year so we need a lot of help.” 

You can still donate by logging on to www.stagssleepout.co.uk


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