Over 60 brave fundraisers spent the night at Gloucester Prison on October 5th to take part in Alabaré’s BIG Sleep challenge…

Participants swapped the comfort of their own homes and bedded down for the night at the historic disused Victorian prison, all in the name of raising funds for Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans service.

The event also offered a unique opportunity to visit the venue and enjoy a tour before the prison closes its doors for good on October 14th to make way for a housing development.

Rebecca Mullen, Alabaré’s Fundraising and Development Manager said: “We would like to thank all of those who took part for stepping up and helping us to make a real difference to the lives of Veterans who have fallen upon hard times.

“Gloucester Prison proved to be an exciting yet challenging venue but one we felt was enjoyed by our participants as it provided an insight to the conditions faced by those who find themselves in a position of vulnerability.”

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting homeless and vulnerable Veterans by providing them with the care and accommodation they need to help them make a successful transition back in to civilian life.

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