Sleep out to raise money for charity

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Kind-hearted people are being sought to take part in a street sleep to raise money for a local homeless charity.

Whitley Bay-based Making Winter Warmer For Those Without is looking for people to back them in a sponsored street sleep to raise money for the charity and awareness of the work they do.

The street sleep will take place on World Homeless Day – Friday, October 10 – from 8pm in the centre of Newcastle, and will give people the chance to sleep ‘rough’ on the street for a night to experience what homeless people can go through.

Kerry Lister-Pattinson from the charity said: “It will hopefully give those taking part a genuine experience of what it must be like to spend a night sleeping rough.

“It will let people appreciate just how much it means to the people on the streets, when we come along and offer them some support and some food.

“We are raising money by getting sponsors and hopefully raising awareness about what we do and the people we help.”

The charity operates out of a unit at the Tyne Tyne Industrial Estate which is donated to them by borough umbrella charity Angels of the North.

For a sponsor form or for more information, email Kerry or Jo at makingwinterwarmer@gmail.com

For more information about Making Winter Warmer visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/makingwinterwarmernewcastle/