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SLEEP OUT: Charity event raises £31,000 to support vulnerable families

 Published on: 13th January 2023   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

More than 100 people helped raise £31,000 for a Dacorum-based charity by spending a night sleeping outside.

Friends, families, businesses and groups came together on November 25 at Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School in Hemel Hempstead, or their homes and offices, to share the experience of sleeping rough in support of homelessness charity DENS.

Participants, wrapped up in thick layers and sleeping bags, braved a night sleeping under the stars with only cardboard boxes for shelter, provided by local removal company JamVans.

The event has so far raised more than £31,000, which will go towards helping vulnerable individuals and families facing homelessness and poverty.

Nicky Maxwell-Braithwaite, corporate and community fundraising manager at DENS, said: “Thank you to everyone who took part in the Sleepout, and all our supporters who were key in making the event a big success. We are so grateful for the total raised, which is more important than ever as our services face unprecedented demand.”

Donations can still be made towards the event by visiting

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