Could you to sleep rough for a night?

Rochdale Observer - - NOSTALGIA -

VOL­UN­TEERS are sought to take part in an an­nual char­ity sleep­out.

Each year Petrus Com­mu­nity in­vites the pub­lic to spend a night ex­pe­ri­enc­ing what it is like to sleep rough, while rais­ing funds for the Mayor’s des­ig­nated char­i­ties.

Armed with only a card­board box, blan­kets and a sleep­ing bag, those who take part will sleep out in the se­cure grounds of the Crown Oil Arena. There will be ac­cess to toi­lets and re­fresh­ments avail­able.

So­nia Den­ham, deputy head of Petrus, said: “The Rochdale Sleep­out is a fan­tas­tic event that raises thou­sands of pounds. Although it is noth­ing like re­ally sleep­ing rough, it gives peo­ple an in­sight into what home­less­ness is re­ally like, and the dif­fi­cul­ties peo­ple have to face on a daily ba­sis.

“It is also a re­ally fun event. We have over 30 peo­ple tak­ing part and although it’s tough, it’s a re­ally en­joy­able evening.”

As Petrus is part of the Rochdale Mayor’s char­i­ties, the event is also sup­port­ing Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion, Moorend De­vel­op­ment Trust, Parkin­son’s UK, Rochdale Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship and Springhill Hos­pice.

Rochdale Sleep­out will take place on Fri­day, March 29 from 7pm un­til 7am.

To par­tic­i­pate or do­nate please con­tact hollie. [email protected] for a spon­sor pack.

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