Awak­en­ing minds

Argyllshire Advertiser - - REVIEW OF THE YEAR – JULY TO DECEMBER -

Howl­ing wind and rain failed to de­ter a hardy group sleep­ing out­side in Lochgilp­head to raise aware­ness of home­less­ness.

Gill Hut­ton, of re­cov­ery cafe Grub’s Up, ar­ranged the ‘Big Sleep Oot’ and said: ‘We were not sub­jected to threats of vi­o­lence, so we’ll never truly know the ab­so­lute hor­ror that many peo­ple face, but it af­forded us the op­por­tu­nity to col­lect much-needed items and our hope is peo­ple are more em­pa­thetic towards the home­less in the fu­ture.’

Hardy vol­un­teers sur­vived the night. 51_a51BigSleep­Oot02

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