Reading marketing man helps Big Sleep Out

Reading Buses Marketing and Communications Manager Jake Osman is taking part in Launchpad’s Big Sleep Out on 29 August, leaving his own bed and duvet for a night of sleeping rough while raising money for the operator’s charity of the year.

All he will have for the night is a cardboard bed, and is safe in the knowledge that the event will go ahead regardless of the weather, giving a taster of what Reading’s homeless experience every night. Jake will be joined by 99 other people in the fundraising bid.

Jake, pictured above left,says: “Launchpad holds this event every year, and encourages people to experience a very tiny piece of what life is like when sleeping rough.

“I have done other fundraising events before, including a marathon for Launchpad, but this will be my biggest challenge yet. Our partnership with Launchpad is really helping to raise awareness of the charity and its work.”