A team from Bath law firm Stone King has so far raised £1,381 in aid of Julian House after being sponsored to sleep rough for a night.
Their nocturnal efforts were part of the homelessness charity’s Big Bath Sleep-Out on Friday, March 8 at Alice Park in Bath.
Friday’s event saw over 300 people bedding down in the park and braving the cold weather to raise funds.
“It gave us a tiny insight into what sleeping rough was like,” said Danielle Saint, Social Media & Events Coordinator at Stone King.
“The most important thing was to raise funds for Julian House and we are pleased to have been able to help in this way.”
The sleep-out is now celebrating a decade and has seen hundreds of people from the ages of four to 80 taking part over the years.
Organiser Cathy Adcock said “We are so pleased that so many people were willing to forego their normal creature comforts and warm homes for the night. Obviously sleeping out for one night doesn’t come close to the realities of homelessness. It does however give people the chance to empathise with those who are forced to sleep rough every night and those that took part certainly did just that. It was very heart-warming to see so many children who had encouraged by their families to take part with them!"
As well as a shelter for the homeless Julian House runs over 40 projects and services offering support in Bath.
These include a range of social enterprises providing workplace experience and training and activities to improve health, wellbeing and employability.
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