City sleepover in Broadgate

CITY workers swapped their sheets for the street last week to help raise £250,000 for homeless charity Centrepoint.

The Capitalist chatted to Gordon Taylor, managing director of markets at RBS, and Jon Millward, partner at Drivers Jonas Deloitte, before they bedded down for the night.

When asked what provisions he had brought along, Taylor said: “Not as many warm clothes as my colleagues, some of whom look like they’re going on a polar expedition. But luckily I have some ear plugs to drown out their snoring, and a hip flask – for emergencies.”

Aside from our Square Mile stars, celebrity sleepers such as Downton Abbey cast members Sophie McShera and Allen Leech, DJ Sara Cox and television presenter Richard Madeley were also roughing it on the streets of Broadgate.

The Capitalist hears there was plenty of entertainment laid on for our charity sleepers, celebrity or otherwise, including a special performance by the cast of Shrek The Musical.

With bedtime stories like that, somehow it sounds more like urban glamping than sleeping rough.

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April 25, 2014, 1:53am