200 Take Part In Alabaré’s BIG Sleep

200 take part in Alabaré’s BIG Sleep
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200 fundraisers swapped the comfort of their own beds and bedded down for the night at Salisbury Cathedral on Friday night (7th February) to raise funds and awareness for local charity Alabaré.

The event was the 14th time the homeless 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 who braved the event despite the cold and damp conditions as well as John Glen MP, who has attended every event since first being elected as Member of Parliament for Salisbury in 2010.

Additionally there was also support from local corporates including from the Radian Group and Aspire Defence LTD.  Catering came on behalf of 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 much need 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 becomes all too stark in the current weather conditions, so 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 support the event."