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Melody Brooker, from Wintercomfort, with Simon Wall, from Cambridge United Community Trust, launch this year's charity virtual sleep-out. Picture: Keith Heppell
Melody Brooker, from Wintercomfort, with Simon Wall, from Cambridge United Community Trust, launch this year's charity virtual sleep-out. Picture: Keith Heppell

A virtual sleep-out is seeking to raise money for Wintercomfort and Cambridge United Community Trust.

Thirty-five people took part last February at the Abbey Stadium to raise awareness of homelessness and valuable funds for the charities.

With restrictions caused by the pandemic, this year's event on Friday, March 26 invites the community to create their own sleep-out experience at home.

It could be a garden, terrace, garage or kitchen floor, as long as it is safe and legal, and a virtual quiz, bedtime story broadcast, competitions and live link-ups with special guests will be held.

All proceeds raised will be shared between the Community Trust and Wintercomfort.

Simon Wall, the community trust’s communities manager, said: "Despite the fact we’re sleeping apart, this event is all about Uniting people with a common cause. It’s time to tackle homelessness and this event is a fun, unique and crafty way to do this.

"Each year we do this, people get up in the morning, knowing that through having given up their bed for one night, they have made a real difference to their local community.”

Melody Brooker, fundraising and communications manager for Wintercomfort, said: “For many people in Cambridge, finding a safe and dry place to sleep is a nightly challenge.

"Your participation in this event will help to make a positive impact in the lives of these most vulnerable people within our community.”

To register for the event, visit cuctrust.enthuse.com/cf/united-for-cambridge-virtual-sleepout



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