Fundraisers spend night on streets for charity

NEARLY 100 people slept outside for the night to raise money for vulnerable young people.

People preparing to sleep outside ahead of the Sleep Out.

The novel event saw participants brave the cold streets outside the Southampton Guildhall and they managed to raise over £16,000.

Organisers, YMCA Fairthorne Group said the aim was to help prevent homelessness among young people.

The rough sleepers built shelters out of cardboard boxes to provide shelter for the night.

Many braved the weather conditions and took drastic measures when it came to shelter for the evening.

YMCA group’s Corin Ball said: “Over 70 people signed up for this event. We want to help the state of homelessness among young people of the city.

“You can help the vulnerable lead a healthy life, happy future by donating now.”

The Sleep Out provided people with a chance to raise funds for the vulnerable young people around the area.

Local businesses like Asda, Costa and RS1 Security donated products and services like first aid, food & drinks and security.

The event ended with music presented by Southampton Ukulele Jam.

By Luke Henry (@luke_henry1), Shivalika Puri (@shivalikapuri) and Ruta Amstere (@amsterer)