Wilmslow sleepout and fundraising raises £1,300 for homeless | Knutsford Times

Wilmslow sleepout and fundraising raises £1,300 for homeless

By on December 29, 2018

Regulars at The Carters Arms pub took part in a sleepout to raise money for Manchester charity Mustard Tree which supports people to develop new skills and find work and somewhere to live.

The group slept in Wilmslow town centre overnight in the cold and rain to raise awareness of how difficult it can be for someone the streets.

The four men raised £1,300 between them after seeing how homeless people were often having to sleep on the streets.

Roy Parrish, who took part, said:

“It was one of the hardest experiences of my life,” said Roy. “It rained all night, was freezing cold, and although we had sleeping bags none of us could get any sleep because it was so cold. We put cardboard on the floor to act as insulation, but it was soaked. The Monday after I felt emotionally and physically drained, and thought how terrible it would be to live like that every day. On the night we collected just over £900, which was brilliant and included a £10 note from a teenager, who said it was for a good cause, and people were really generous. I will be doing it again next year, and would like to fill Bank Square with people in sleeping bags.”

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