Leighton Linslade Homeless Service (LLHS), with the help of its patron Andrew Selous MP, launched its annual sleepout fundraiser on Friday.
And why not join Mr Selous at the 20th anniversary of the sponsored sleep out at St Albans Abbey, on Friday, December 6?
Mr Selous was joined by Rev Wyn Jones MBE, chairman of the trustees, together with members of the management committee. Also present was mayor Amanda Dodwell and her son Jack. LLHS is one’s the mayor’s charities.
Maggie Rich, of Leighton Linslade Homeless Service, said: “We would really like you to participate with us in Sleepout 20213 but if you are unable to, please support those member of the community who are! Alternatively, put together a team to represent your business, church, club or other organisation, sponsored by colleagues who chose to stay at home!
“The Sleepout involves spending the night around the Abbey, in a defined areas protected by security! You will need warm clothing plus a sleeping bag and ground sheet - if any of these are a problem please talk to us.
“Additionally the Abbey Cafe area is open all night to serve free hot drinks/soup. It also provides access to indoor toilet facilities. A free coach will be provided to and from St Albans for those who would like to use it. Just book your seat!
On Saturday, November 30 (8am-2pm), LLHS will have a stall in Leighton High Street where you can make a donation or find out more about joining the challenge. Alternatively for information call 01525 373638 or 07842 122429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maggie added: “LLHS not only provides safe shelter for people who would otherwise sleep rough, it also works with partners to make sure that the pathways to accommodation, the means to turn the accommodation into a home and the support to keep their home, is all in place.
“We are a community charity, formed by our community, supported by our community, for our community. The Sleepout is an important source of our funding and we desperately need your support to help us meet the rapidly increasing demand on our charity. Will you give up your warm bed and join us on the Sleepout?”