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Council Workers Set For Sleep Out

Friday September 12 2014




THREE council workers will be sleeping on Barnsley Town Hall's steps to raise awareness for cancer sufferers.

It's all part of the Macmillan Barnsley Appeal - the Big Barnsley Sleep Out.

Julie Bellis, Julie Horsfield and Julie Marshall all work as Barnsley Council’s welfare rights advisors, and as part of their roles they provide free, confidential and impartial service to enable residents who are diagnosed with cancer receive the maximum benefits they're entitled to.

Julie said: "Every day we’re speaking to people who are affected by cancer and are dealing with the additional stresses of keeping on top of their bills, unaware of what financial support is available.

"We want to raise money to help keep vital services in place and make homelessness due to cancer a thing of the past."

The three Julies will be sleeping out from 8pm on Tuesday to 8am on Wednesday.

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Reply Posted by Ged on Friday September 12 2014 at 17:47
And what a terrific job they do.

Reply Posted by Julie Bellis on Sunday September 14 2014 at 19:53
Thank you ged

Reply Posted by guido fawkes on Sunday September 14 2014 at 20:54
should be a breeze, has there always asleep on the job anyway..

Reply Posted by Tom on Sunday September 14 2014 at 21:13
Spread the message to the homeless. They will join in the big sleep out, and continue it for days until they are removed by the council to sleep in parks and wasteland further out of the centre as per usual.

Reply Posted by Just saying on Monday September 15 2014 at 16:48
Safe@last have done similar for years....