Sheffield fundraisers to sleep on the streets to rase cash for the homeless

Fundraisers will swap their beds for the streets of Sheffield to raise cash for a city charity which supports young homeless people.

Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 8:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 8:38 am

Roundabout which helps 150 young people in the city every day and runs the only emergency hostel in Sheffield for young homeless people aged 16 to 21, wants fundraisers to experience what life is like on the streets for the homeless.

The charity’s fourth ‘Sleep Out’ event is to be held at the Creative Arts and Development Space in Smithfield, close to the city centre, on Friday, May 20.

Roundabout’s Fundraising and Communications Manager, Ruth Gage, said: “Our Sleep Out in November raised an incredible £15,000 for our charity.

“This time round, we’re hoping to do even better. We already have lots of people signed up and we’re encouraging teams from local businesses that support Roundabout to get involved too.”

The first half of the evening will feature games, food, entertainment and music before people bed down for the night on the streets.

Everyone taking part has pledged to raise at least £150.

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