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Big Sleep Out to Raise Funds for Leicester Homeless Charity

A Leicester based homeless charity, is inviting people to take part in its ‘Big Sleep’ – an annual fundraising event which aims to offer some insight into the daily struggles faced by the city’s homeless.

This years ‘Big Sleep’ is taking place from 8pm on Tuesday, March 28 to 8am on Wednesday, March 29 at two locations in Leicester – The University of Leicester’s Centenary Square and outside the Food Village at De Montfort University on Mill Lane.

Leicester Time: Big Sleep Out to Raise Funds for Leicester Homeless Charity
Picture: The Bridge Homelessness to Hope

The annual event, is organised by Leicester based charity, The Bridge Homelessness to Hope.

People are being invited to camp out in the cold to help support the work done by the charity.

Participants joining the sleep out will have basic items including cardboard, a sleeping bag and flasks, as well as a scarf, hat and gloves, along with the clothes on their back for warmth, to simulate the conditions through which the homeless go.

“Winter is a difficult time for a lot of people but for the homeless community, dealing with the cold and inclement weather takes on a whole new perspective. The Big Sleep gives people a glimpse of the struggles that the homeless have on a daily basis.

“We hope that individuals and organisations will join us at this amazing event, supporting the charity and the vulnerable people who use our services at this critical time.”

Based on Melton Street in Leicester, The Bridge Homelessness to Hope offers a range of specialist support services to the homeless and rough sleeping community in the city, including mentoring and mental health wellbeing.

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To take part in the ‘Big Sleep’ contact David Fawcett, at the Bridge Homelessness to Hope on 07535 059 658 or via email at: