Supporters of this year’s Northampton Hope Centre Big Sleepout braved freezing conditions.
Participants in Northampton Hope Centre’s annual Big Sleepout [held on 31 Jan-1 Feb] have raised over £30,000 after almost 100 people braved freezing conditions to help the Charity in its support of homeless and vulnerable people in the town.
Some 98 Hope Centre supporters camped out overnight at Christ Church in Abington, Northampton, as lashing rain was accompanied by a cold drop in temperature.
This was the sixth year the Hope Centre has organised the Big Sleepout to highlight the struggles faced by people living homeless on the streets.
Sue Wright, Community Fundraiser at the Northampton Hope Centre, said:
“These desperately-needed funds will be put towards our everyday running costs as we provide hot food, clothes and other support services for homeless or disadvantaged adults in the town.
“We are very grateful to the businesses, organisations and everyone who took part in and helped raise money for this year’s Big Sleepout.
“In particular we would like to recongise the support of local companies who supplied food, cardboard and thermal socks, including Co-op, Asda, Sainsburys, 3663, Heat Holders, The Park Café, and the Parish Priest and Church Council at Christ Church, who kindly allowed us to use the churchyard and parish rooms.”
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