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Volunteers Recruited To Sleep Rough For Charity

Friday September 28 2012

Participants in last year's big Sleepout Participants in last year's big Sleepout

VOLUNTEERS are being recruited to sleep rough for one night in a Barnsley car park to raise awareness of homelessness.

Charity SAFE@LAST has run the Big Sleepout fundraising event for the last five years, and it has raised over £70,000.

A spokesman said: "The event helps to give participants an insight into what it could be like for the many thousands of young runaways who find themselves sleeping rough.

"Those taking part have to forgo all comforts for the night as they are only allowed basic items to keep warm such as a sleeping bag and cardboard box."

The event will take place on October 5 on the car park at The Core.

If you'd like to take part, go to www.thebigsleepout.co.uk.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

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Reply Posted by John on Friday September 28 2012 at 11:37
Are homeless people allowed to join in? Safety in numbers n all

Reply Posted by Stan on Friday September 28 2012 at 11:52
I can't see how ordinary people doing this will help the homeless. Maybe those in charge of housing should be made to do it then something may be done

Reply Posted by believer of bob on Friday September 28 2012 at 12:12
awareness of homelessness...... just walk into town and wait for them to ask you if you have any spare change once i got asked if i could give 25p i laughed n said wat can u get for 25p n quick as anything he butted in he's homeless aswell

Reply Posted by Martin on Friday September 28 2012 at 20:36
Well done to all the volunteers in raising awareness of Safe@last the charity that looks after young people who are sleeping rough.