Sleep out raises over £30,000
Winchester’s annual Big Sleep Out has so far raised over £33,000 to put back into services to support homeless and other vulnerable people, with more money expected over the coming weeks.
For the first time hosted at Wolvesey, in the Bishop of Winchester’s Grounds, Trinity Winchester’s Big Sleep Out on 11th May saw over 200 people come together to sleep in cardboard shelters for the night, and raise sponsorship for doing so.
Trinity’s Chief Executive, Sue McKenna, took part in the sleep out and said: “We were worried when it started to rain in the evening, but that was all part of the challenge. I was lucky to have a shelter that had been built by local schoolchildren to keep me warm and dry overnight, with lovely messages inside from the young people. Thank you so much to the Bishop and the team at the Diocese for making us feel so welcome and allowing us to host this vital event in his grounds.”
The event can still be supported at http://trinitywinchester.org.uk/donate-here. Every penny will be put back into Trinity’s work providing long-term, life-changing support for over 600 people every year.