A sponsored sleep out organised by Barton Peveril’s Student Committee raised more than £700 for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Students spent a chilly night in the College Quad with only boxes, bags and blankets for shelter. After packing up their cardboard village, the sleep out team sat in the pouring rain to collect donations from staff and students as they arrived fresh from a night’s sleep in a cosy bed.
Student Committee president, Jack Fitt, said: “Most people can’t quite grasp what it really means to be homeless and I think our attempt at recreating a small part of the experience really helped highlight the realities, even though we can’t possibly begin to understand the full effects.
“It’s the second time I’ve been involved with the event and think it’s a really worthwhile way to raise both money and awareness.”
For further information about Crisis and the charity’s work visit www.crisis.org.uk