Liam Cullen and Ollie Cooper visit Matthew's House ahead of 'Swans Big Sleep Out'
Swansea City players Liam Cullen and Ollie Cooper recently visited homeless charity Matthew’s House ahead of the upcoming ‘Swans Big Sleep Out’ at the Swansea.com Stadium.
Matthew’s House and Swansea City AFC Foundation are hosting the sleep out on Friday, November 17 to raise awareness of homelessness and some of its causes, and raise crucial funds for Matthew’s House and the Foundation.
Cullen and Cooper took time out from their schedules to attend Matthew’s House, taking the opportunity to have a tour of the facilities, as well as discussing the impact of their work and the issues surrounding homelessness in our city and wider community.
Cullen was proud to see the work that Matthew’s House do in the community and encouraged fans to sign up for the sleep out.
“It’s a really incredible charity,” said Cullen.
“I think it’s brilliant to come and see what they do, to hear about how many people they help, as well.
“It just shows you how good the community is around Swansea, you see it every day when you are going about your day-to-day things and how friendly everyone is, and it’s great to hear how close the community are.
“I think it’s really important, I would urge anyone who does want to do it to take part and have that night experiencing what some people have to do a lot of the time. It’d be really good to see a lot of people down there.”
Thom Lynch, leadership team and project manager at Matthew’s House, was delighted to welcome the players and was pleased to see how receptive they were to the organisation's work.
“It’s great to have guys who appreciate the city to come and see what we do,” said Lynch.
“We love what we do here, we love to share it, we are passionate about it and I think we got that across.
“Liam and Ollie loved every part of it, asking questions and sharing ideas and talking about Christmas time, which is coming up.
“The sleep out is the big one, it’s so important to us, it’s been so important for raising funds so that we can keep going and keep the lights on, and keep loving and supporting our volunteers and guests.”
To find out more about the ‘Swans Big Sleep Out’ and sign up, click HERE.