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Aston Villa to host Business Sleepout

Business and civic leaders can now sign up for sleepover in the Trinity Road stand in a bid to raise thousands for Birmingham charities

The Trinity Road stand and the statue of William McGregor at Villa Park.
The Trinity Road stand at Villa Park will host the Business Sleepout next month

Businesses and civic leaders in Birmingham are being urged to spend a night sleeping outdoors at Villa Park to raise money for city charities.

Thrive Together Birmingham is running the event on March 17 which will see participants sleep together under the roof of the Trinity Road stand.

The aim of the charity is to encourage faith-based organisations to connect with communities and tackle issues of inequality.

Around 35 people attended last year's Business Sleepout who together raised £35,000 for various charities, particularly those addressing issues of homelessness.

The club, through the Aston Villa Foundation, is keen to build on the success of the 2015 pilot event by hosting a bigger sleepout this year with around 85 people.

Aston Villa is working with partners from local businesses, the chamber of commerce and Thrive Together Birmingham to recruit business and civic leaders to join in with the aim of raising £1,000 per head, either through corporate or business sponsorship.

Anyone wishing to find out more or sign up should email



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