WIRRAL ARK and six other local homeless organisations are teaming together with Tranmere Rovers Football Club for a unique fundraiser on Friday 5th October.
Kip on the Kop will give people the opportunity to wrap up warm and spend the night in the famous stand at Prenton Park, not just raising money for homeless charities but giving an insight in to what hundreds of people in Wirral have to go through every single night.
Tranmere chairman Mark Palios said: ‘Tranmere Rovers is a football club that is rooted in its community and we wholeheartedly support this event.
‘It is a great way of creating awareness of this important issue as well as helping raise much needed funds for charities that help and support so many people across the borough.’
At a time when the number of people sleeping rough nationally has risen by 169%, with the North West of England showing the biggest percentage increase, the work of organisations such as Wirral Ark has become more crucial than ever.
The charity, based on Sidney Street in Birkenhead, provides accommodation to the homeless, as well as a health clinic, preventative support and training to help people gain valuable skills to help turn their life around.
Aydin Djemal, Chief Executive of Wirral Ark, said ‘Our main work is a 27 bedroom homeless hostel but we also help people find jobs, places to live independently and connect those with alcohol problems to local services’.
Registration is just £10 per person with a minimum sponsorship target of £50. Participants must bring their own warm clothing and sleeping bag and must be aged 18 or over.
To sign up and get your own fundraising pack, visit kiponthekop.com