A Salisbury charity are thanking McDonald's for their continuous support with a successful fundraiser at the Cathedral.

Salisbury charity Alabaré visited McDonald’s on Southampton Road, Salisbury to present the team with a gift of appreciation. For the several years McDonalds have donated breakfast for Alabaré’s BIG Sleep at Salisbury Cathedral.

Alabaré host a "BIG sleep" event each year, where people sleep out at Salisbury Cathedral on the cold stone floor of the cloisters while raising funds and awareness for Alabaré’s work with homeless and vulnerable people across Wiltshire.

This year the sold-out BIG Sleep event raised more than £30,605.

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Tony Bennett, Bennett Restaurants Ltd and McDonald’s Franchisee was delighted to accept the framed print along with his team. He said: “It’s fantastic to be able to help Alabaré who do so much to help vulnerable people in our community.  I’m also very proud of my team at McDonald’s for getting behind this charity and helping at Alabaré’s annual BIG Sleep event at Salisbury Cathedral to raise awareness of homelessness. 

"We wish Alabaré even more success in the future!”  

The team at McDonald'sThe team at McDonald's (Image: Alabaré)

Corporate fundraiser Kathryn Furnell said: “At our BIG Sleep we explain what the fundraisers can expect from the overnight experience – we round off the briefing saying that in the morning the BIG Sleepers will be given a McDonald’s breakfast - it always gets the biggest cheer!”

Local accountants Fawcetts were also generous in supporting the 2024 Cathedral BIG Sleep.

The next Alabaré BIG Sleep at Salisbury Cathedral, to raise funds again for the homeless is planned for March 2025. To register your interest, email events@alabare.co.uk