Big Sleep Out in Peterborough raises money for homeless charities

Big Sleep Out at Peterborough Cathedral. EMN-180929-175830009
Big Sleep Out at Peterborough Cathedral. EMN-180929-175830009
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Despite the evening chill dozens of people slept rough at Peterborough Cathedral last Friday night to raise money for three homeless charities.

The event formed part of Peterborough’s 900 campaign and built on the Sleep Easy event in 2017.

It was organised by YMCA Trinity Group, Hope into Action and the Light Project Peterborough.

The participants were given materials to build their shelter for the night, as well as refreshments and entertainment.

Deputy Mayor of Peterborough Cllr John Fox, and Deputy Mayoress Cllr Judy Fox, joined the determined groups braving the cold.

Jonathan Martin, chief executive of YMCA Trinity Group, said: “It’s really eye-opening for those who take part, as it provides a glimpse of what it’s like to sleep rough.”

Peterborough Soup Kitchen attended in the evening and fed the participants.

YMCA Trinity Group, Hope into Action and Light Project Peterborough provide a variety of services to support those in need. Together they house and support rough sleepers, young people, vulnerable single adults and families across Peterborough.

We would love to hear from anyone who took part and see your photographs. Email news@peterboroughtoday.co.uk or call 01733 588728.