Doz­ing dozen in Sleep stunt

Group pro­mote Novem­ber fundraiser

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

IF YOU were in Uxbridge re­cently you may have been won­der­ing why 12 peo­ple had taken to ly­ing in the street in sleep­ing bags.

The stunt, or­gan­ised by Trin­ity Home­less Projects, was ar­ranged to pro­mote The Big Sleep Out, a fundrais­ing event tak­ing place on Novem­ber 28 at Hilling­don Ath­let­ics Sta­dium.

Up to 500 peo­ple will spend the night sleep­ing in card­board boxes, rais­ing money for Trin­ity’s work with home­less­ness in Hilling­don.

“Home­less­ness has in­creased by more than 300 per cent in the past three years in Hilling­don, which makes this event vi­tal for us as we work with more and more lo­cal peo­ple jour­ney­ing back to­wards ful­filled in­de­pen­dent lives” said Andy Robert­son, Trin­ity’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager.

“The Big Sleep Out is an ex­cit­ing and chal­leng­ing event which re­ally helps us to em­pathise with those who find them­selves home­less.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about how to take part in The Big Sleep Out, visit www.weare­trin­ity.org/get­involved or call Andy on 020 8797 9500.

n SLEEP OUT: Tri­cia Mar­shall and Gita Umaa­suthan at last year’s event

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