A TEENAGER will be spending a night sleeping outside to raise money for a Barnsley charity.

 

Sophie Clee, who lives in Clayton West, said to her mum Rebekah that she wanted to do something for charity after seeing people on the streets in Barnsley. 

 

The 15-year-old has been fundraising for Barnsley Churches Drop in Project and will be sleeping in her back garden tomorrow in a sleeping bag and bivvy bag (a waterproof cover for a sleeping bag) to experience what it’s like to sleep in the cold winter weather. 

 

Her mum Rebekah Clee said: “We are doing the sleep out in our garden and she is will be out there for the night. I will be doing it with her or it might be her and her friends. 

 

“She kept seeing people out on the street and she is a member of Barnsley Youth Choir, who have been doing things for the homeless. It’s made her realise people aren’t as well off as her and that people can lead difficult lives. 

 

“I think it’s great she wants to raise awareness of this. 

 

“Sophie is quite excited as she has seen the money on the fundraising page going up. It will still be quite a challenge for her.”

 

To donate to Sophie’s JustGiving page click here