Alabaré's BIG Sleep rescheduled for March

Alabare Big Sleep Salisbury Cathedral 2018

Published by Ellie Harries at 12:44pm 12th February 2019.

The event at Salisbury Cathedral had to be cancelled earlier this month because of snowy conditions.

'Rough sleepers' would have been taking to the floor of Salisbury Cathedral Cloisters in support of homeless people on the 1st of February,

However, it had to be postponed because of the wintry weather.

RESCHEDULED

The event's now in its 13th year and challenges supporters to spend a night in the open, experiencing just a taste of what it's like to live on the streets.

It'll now take place on Friday 8th March, with over 200 people taking part.

All the money raised goes towards Alabaré's services to help vulnerable people locally, such as the drop-in centre for homeless people in Barnard Street.

Alabare 10th sleep out (Alabare)
The event sees lots of people cramming into the Salisbury Cathedral Cloisters for warmth and comfort

Harvey Taylor from Alabaré says it's an event that really touches people:

"It certainly resonates with the people that do take part, they can really see that (homelessness) is a quite tragic and awful situation that people are faced with.

"We're never trying to say that this is an exact reality of what it would be like to be homeless, it's just a slight insight. People that are sleeping rough on the streets are in a lot more danger.

"This is the reality night in, night out."

Due to popular demand, Alabaré have extended the number of spots available - click here to find out more.

SALISBURY WOMAN TAKES PART IN OWN SLEEP OUT

Local councillor Amanda Foster decided to take part in her own sleep out after the event was postponed.

Amanda decided to carry out the task of sleeping in the cold as those homeless on the streets would have had to as well.

She's now raised over £1,100 - you can sponsor her here.

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