200 fundraisers swapped the comfort of their own beds and bedded down for the night at Salisbury Cathedral to raise funds and awareness for the charity Alabaré…

This was the 14th time the charity have hosted the event which raises vital funds for their work with the homeless and vulnerable within the local community. The evening saw support from a number of local schools including Godolphin, Stonehenge and St. Joseph’s, who braved the event despite the cold and damp conditions.

As well as schools, there was also support from local corporates including the Radian Group and Aspire Defence. Catering came from Sodexo, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Greggs, and Boston Tea Party, who helped out by providing much needed refreshments and snacks for the participants as well as a hot breakfast in the morning.

Rebecca Mullen, Alabaré’s Fundraising and Development manager said: “We are incredibly grateful for the people of Salisbury coming out to join us for our 14th BIG Sleep event at Salisbury Cathedral. The devastating consequences of those facing homelessness become all too stark in the current weather conditions.

“Raising funds and awareness becomes even more important. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of those who took part and the local businesses who supported the event.”