Logistics UK’s chief executive will swap his office for the outside this Spring and sleep under the stars to raise money for veterans experiencing homeless in the UK.

David Wells is taking part in The Great Tommy Sleep Out on 14 March, which brings together business leaders to raise funds and awareness for the 6,000 armed forces vets who are currently homeless.

Participants will sleep under a shelter at Fort Amhurst in Kent and the money raised will help Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) provide safe, warm housing and ensure everyone has a fair opportunity to gain employment, regardless of health conditions or disability.

Wells said: “Many veterans struggle with the return to civilian life, which, in some cases, can result in homelessness and it is vital that efficient support mechanisms are widely accessible.

“I am therefore extremely proud to be getting together with other business leaders to support RBLI and help change veterans’ lives for the better.”

He added: “The logistics sector provides a wealth of opportunities for those who have formerly served - there are currently many veterans employed in the UK logistics industry - and I would urge anybody looking for employment to visit www.generationlogistics.org to find out more about the industry and its potential opportunities.

“Let’s do everything we can to help change the lives of our nation’s heroes.”

Wells’ fundraising page can be found at: www.justgiving.com/page/david-wells-sleep-out