Two Northamptonshire Businesses Join Forces to Support the Northampton Hope Centre Big Sleep Out

PALLITE®, an alternative packaging specialist from Wellingborough, and Kingsley Consulting, a bespoke recruitment consultancy business specialising in the engineering, logistics and energy industries based in Alderton near Towcester, joined forces for a second year to support the Northampton Hope Centre’s Big Sleep Out on the evening of Friday 1st February 2019.

The Northampton Hope Centre's Big Sleep Out is designed to help raise awareness and understanding of the realities of living on the streets whilst raising thousands for the charity, which supports homelessness and disadvantaged people. This year, with more than double the number of participants compared to last year, the charity is hoping to raise over £70,000 from the event based in Abington Park.

Managing Director, Patrick Mulhall, adds,

“It became a very humbling and emotional experience for us all.” says Cliff Masey Commercial and Sales Director from Kingsley. “Having the companionship of everyone around you for the evening obviously helped us get through the night but the realisation in the morning hit home as we remembered that even though we were cold and tired, we have the ability to go and have a hot shower, go to the toilet, to a warm bed and a roof over our heads, which is not the case for the individuals who we are trying to help.”

With participants challenged to sleep rough with just sleeping bags and cardboard boxes, it was a strong fit for packaging manufacturer and retailer PALLITE® to support. PALLITE® provides viable alternatives to wooden pallets and crates that are 100% recyclable. Their lightweight paper pallets, pallet boxes, layer pads and components boast green credentials and are stronger than standard cardboard pallets and boxes thanks to their innovative ‘honeycomb-cell’ design.

“Homelessness is an increasing issue that can affect people from all walks of life and the opportunity to bring awareness of the plight of individuals and to the efforts of a group of people that are attempting to tackle it within our local community is something that we are pleased to be affiliated with.”