The Fork in the Road is a fantastic new concept. A formerly derelict building in central Middlesbrough – once the home to well-known toy store Romer Parrish – has come back to life with two distinct social enterprises:
Launched by businessman and charity leader Andy Preston, CEO Sleepout is a Middlesbrough-based national charity that fight homelessness and the causes of homelessness throughout the UK. Our fight is funded with money raised by executives who sleep outdoors for one night to raise sponsorship from their business contacts and friends.More than 1,000 executives have taken part in events to raise more than £1 million to date. Events have taken place at such venues as Wembley Stadium, Lord’s, The Oval, Emirates Old Trafford, St James’ Park, Villa Park, Durham Cathedral and, of course, Middlesbrough’s own Riverside Stadium. No matter where the event is held, at least 15% of the funds raised come back to Teesside.
Part of the funds that helped to launched The Fork in the Road and Bar Zero came from 60 Teesside executives raising £45,000 at a sleepout on the Victorian street at Preston Park Museum in Eaglescliffe, Stockton, in 2016.
Check out the CEO Sleepout page here: http://www.ceosleepoutuk.com/