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Yarmouth Christians sleep out to help homeless

A group of Yarmouth Christians spent the night of Friday February 7 camped out in the open fronted porch of Great Yarmouth Minster as part of the Church Urban Fund’s Advent Sleepout Challenge.

Carol, Robin, Rev. Simon and James spent a very cold night outside in order to raise awareness of the situation for homeless people locally and to raise money for charities which help people on the streets.
Carol Ling, who organised the sleepout, said "It was a challenge for me....  I know I would never survive sleeping on the streets, one night was hard."
The team have raised nearly £2000 in total, 80% of which will go to The Living Room winter night shelter which helps rough sleepers in Great Yarmouth, and 20% going to Church Urban Fund.
There is still time to sponsor the team. Please click here.

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