Sleep rough to support those when the going gets tough


Barchester, Parley Place is delighted to be adding another business opportunity/event to its calendar in April 2023.

Barchester has most recently hosted business breakfasts and has also made several business connections including DCCI members, Lester Aldridge and YMCA. Lester Aldridge hold weekly drop-in sessions where anyone can have a free no-obligation chat with a member of its Wills & Probate team. They visit Moors Manor Care home, Parley Place Care Home, Upton Bay Care Home and Kings Park Care Home on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays respectively every week.

YMCA Bournemouth supported an event at Christmas at the Moors Manor Care Home where their mascot Y MAN was introduced to the residents bringing much Joy!

Barchester is delighted to be welcoming YMCAB to Parley Place on Thursday 27th April for the VIP Launch of the BIG Sleep Easy 2023. Businesses are invited to Sleep Rough for one night in a cardboard box, this year at Talbot Woods School.

Lester Aldridge has been the main sponsor of this event for the last 4 years and has raised just over £20K. Mark Benham, Partner at Lester Aldridge, said “I have huge respect for those of you who are brave enough to participate in the BIG Sleep Easy.  It won’t be easy, but I have no doubt that, like us, you will find it a rewarding and totally unforgettable experience. It is hugely important that all of us are socially responsible and contribute to the needs of our communities.  Lester Aldridge supports YMCAB, a fantastic charity which transforms communities, providing local services that give children, young people and vulnerable individuals hope for a better future.”  

This year YMCAB anticipate to see ‘ Barchester Care in cardboard’. CEO Gareth Sherwood says, “YMCAB has been transforming lives in our local community for over 140 years, through economic crashes, epidemics, and wars; and we still strive to serve humanity with the same compassion, hope faith and dignity as ever.”

For further details and to be added to the VIP guest list please contact Sheena Dayman,

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