Sleepout in Central Milton Keynes to help the homeless

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A team of 48 volunteers will be sleeping rough for the night in CMK to raise awareness of the growing homelessness problem and raise funds for the Winter Night Shelter.

WNS volunteer Phil Jones said: “Sleeping out is not as easy as you think, it does get very cold at night, and I’m sure we won’t get much sleep. However, just spending one night like this is a valuable reminder to us of the hardships that so many rough sleepers face every day, they don’t have warm homes to go to afterwards. It’s a challenge just to find places to go each day in the centre of MK, trying to charge their phones. With nowhere to dry off their belongings or clothes, it is not a nice life.”

He added: “ WNSs not only gets people off the streets into a warm bed: we feed them a good healthy meal; we entertain them and we talk to them. We make these guys and girls feel human again. We also help move them on. We help with paperwork, ID, passports, so we can help get them back working. We take them to and from work. We have helped them train as forklift drivers, buy them work gear, even suits this year!

“There is so much more to this charity than a roof and warm bed.”

Please visit our donation page to help us to help people who need it.”

Sponsorship for the sleepout can be donated at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/phil-jones60