In less than two days, Directors David Murray and Dan Kirk of Frost’s will be taking a hike to raise much needed funds for the Open Door St Albans homelessness charity. They will climb Mount Snowdon on Saturday 9th October 2021.
The pair have a long-standing relationship with Open Door, having previously slept rough for a charity event as well as taking part in various other initiatives. They are hoping to surpass their sponsored night out sleeping rough back in 2018, which raised £1,932 for the charity.
Discussing Open Door in an interview with The Herts Advertiser back in July 2021, David said: “They make a real difference to local people and it’s important to both Dan and I that we are able to do good in the communities that support our business.”
David said: “I love the outdoors and despite being an experienced walker it’s a long time since I have done something like this. Being able to do good for a worth charity while also sharing my love of the outdoors with Dan is an exciting proposition.”
Dan added: “I’m looking forward to it being over and laying in bed later that night… and the sense of achievement. I’m worried about my counterpart Dave ‘Bear Grylls’ Murray trying to show off and leaving me behind!”
Since 1993 Open Door, with the help of the St Albans’ community, has supported over 7,000 people who have experienced homelessness and been at risk of sleeping rough. The Charity funds improvements to the Open Door shelter, as well as covering the costs of outreach services and the volunteer coordinator. The Open Door Charity focusses its efforts on fundraising to support and develop homelessness services, and recruiting new volunteers.