Sleeping out on a cold winter's night out has had its compensations for four people from Birmingham-based healthcare insurer BHSF.
The four - including chief executive Peter Maskell - took part in the St Basil's annual sleep-out and raised more than £2,000 for the organisation which helps young homeless people to find and keep a home and develop their confidence through employment education.
Blair Kessler, head of fund-raising at St Basil's, received the cheque from Peter Maskell and HR and quality management director Michael Chapman at the charity's headquarters in Deritend.
The money will go towards the training of young people to become peer evaluators with responsibility for inspecting St Basil's projects and ensuring that high standards are maintained.
Blair said: "Peer evaluation brings young people into the management of the properties themselves.
"Not only do our senior management benefit from the information provided directly by young people, but the young people gain valuable experience from their involvement."