BIG Sleep set to raise £25k for Salisbury's homeless charity

BIG Sleep set to raise £25k for Salisbury's homeless charity

Published by Mike Draper at 11:28am 11th February 2020. (Updated at 11:36am 11th February 2020)

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200 fundraisers swapped the comfort of their bed for the cloisters of Salisbury Cathedral on Friday night.

It was the fourteenth time Alabare have hosted the event which raises vital funds for their  work with the homeless and vulnerable within the local community.

Students from a number of local schools including Godolphin, Stonehenge and St.Joseph's despite the cold and damp conditions.

Big Sleep Out 2020
Pupils from Stonehenge School were among those who took part.

Salisbury's MP John Glen also took part for the eleventh time.

As well as schools, there was also support from local companies including from the Radian Group and Aspire Defence LTD.

Rebecca Mullen, Alabaré's Fundraising and Development manager said;

"We are incredibly grateful for the people of Salisbury coming out to join us for our 14th BIG Sleep event at Salisbury Cathedral. The devastating consequences of those facing homelessness becomes all too stark in the current weather conditions, so raising funds and awareness becomes even more important. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of those who took part and the local businesses who support the event."

Local companies like Sodexo, Tesco,  Sainsbury's, Greggs and Boston Tea Party, helped out by providing much needed refreshments and snacks for the participants as well as a much need hot breakfast in the morning.

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