Volunteers wanted to sleep rough for a night in aid of charity
Date published: 09 October 2021
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A 'rough sleep' consists of sleeping in a sleeping bag/quilt for the whole night outdoors to understand what the homeless have to do on a nightly basis
Their4U Fundraising – the fundraising aim of the Rochdale AFC Military Veterans team – is looking for volunteers to sleep rough for one night next month to raise money for charity.
Volunteers are asked to sleep outdoors for one night with just a sleeping bag or quilt for warmth, like many homeless people do on a nightly basis.
The night will see volunteers from across the community rough it for the night on Friday 19 November at the Crown Oil Arena to raise £1,000 for Dale in the Community Sports Trust and Helping Homeless Veterans UK.
Adam Trennery, the manager of Rochdale AFC Military Veterans, said: “A 'rough sleep' is basically sleeping in a sleeping bag/quilt for the whole night outdoors to have an idea what the homeless have to do on a nightly basis.
“The only privilege we get is it is in a safe environment.”
Speaking about the chosen beneficiaries, Mr Trennery added: “Both do fantastic work in the community not only for homeless veterans but also for those in need who aren't as fortunate as we are, from putting food on the table to giving shelter and somewhere safe to sleep and live.”
Food on the night and the following morning will be provided by the Flying Horse Hotel.
Donations can be made via GoFundMe.
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