A team from Bellway Wales has handed over £2,600 to homeless charity Llamau after taking part in the organisation’s annual Sleep Out.

The event at Cardiff City Stadium raises awareness of homelessness among young people in Wales, as well as raising funds to help them.

A team of nine from Bellway’s Wales division spent the night in the stadium and raised the money through sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues.

Carly Maidment, sales manager for Bellway Wales, said: “Bellway is committed to building homes and communities across South Wales, including affordable housing. Tackling homelessness is something we are passionate about and we are proud to support Llamau’s work.

“We take part in the Sleep Out each year. Although it is only one night, we hope the symbolic effort of everyone involved can help raise the profile of the issues faced by homeless people in Wales.

“As part of the event we constructed a temporary shelter from cardboard boxes. We were fortunate enough to have access to hot food and drinks, which so many people do not.

“The Sleep Out served as a reminder of just how important the efforts of Llamau are. The charity has earned a reputation for being able to make a real difference to young people and vulnerable women, helping them on their way to a new life.

“We would like to thank everyone who sponsored us for the Sleep Out and look forward to taking part again in 2018.”

Bellway’s Wales division is building homes in Newport, Cardiff, Swansea and the Vale of Glamorgan, as well as in Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean. The company is based in Excelsior Road, Cardiff.