Get a rough idea of life sleep­ing on the streets

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

PEO­PLE are be­ing en­cour­aged to take sleep­ing bags and card­board boxes to a spon­sored sleep out next month.

The an­nual Big Sleep Out, in aid of home­less char­i­ties, takes place on Satur­day, Novem­ber 15, and peo­ple from around Bucks are urged to go along.

It will take place at Eden Shop­ping Cen­tre in High Wy­combe, and will give peo­ple the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence rough sleep­ing in win­try con­di­tions for one night. It is hoped each par­tic­i­pant will raise at least £100 through spon­sor­ship for the Wy­combe Home­less Con­nec­tion.

The char­ity helps about 300 peo­ple fac­ing a hous­ing cri­sis ev­ery year.

Chair­man of trus­tees Sheena Dykes said: “Some of the folk we see have slept rough for some time.

“It’s im­pos­si­ble to get warm or com­fort­able out there, and some of our guests have also faced abuse or vi­o­lence when sim­ply try­ing to get some rest.

“One night out re­ally makes you ap­pre­ci­ate a com­fort­able bed and a hot shower in the morn­ing.”

The event will fea­ture a com­pe­ti­tion to see who can build the best card­board shel­ter and is open to peo­ple over the age of 18.

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