Hope Centre appeals for sponsors to cough up!

The Hope Centre has praised the 165 rough sleepers who stuck it out in cold and damp conditions at Sixfields this year and appealed to their sponsors to get their donations in quick.

The event was held at Northampton Town’s football stadium for the first time and it is hoped as much as £50,000 will be raised for The Hope Centre which tackles issues surrounding homelessness.

Hope Centre CEO, Robin Burgess, said “The Big SleepOut night felt much colder than the temperature suggested so we are extremely grateful to everyone who stayed with us for the night and braved the cold and damp.

“We really hope that, although we pushed a lot of people to their comfort levels, it really made them appreciate what it is like to be homeless – it certainly did from what people told us after the event.

“If you know someone who took part in event but haven’t sponsored them yet, please do. They really did earn it.

“We hope that everyone found it a rewarding experience and will join us again next year for the event.”

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