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Porchlight "week without" sponsored sleep-out

This charity supports homeless people, and it seems incredible that in the 21st century we have seen a dramatic rise in homelessness.  Therefore  six of us decided to participate in a sleep-out, otherwise termed “champing”, in St Mary’s Church on Saturday 10th March 2018.   We had interesting discussions on a variety of topics before crawling into our sleeping bags fully clothed, but it was chilly in the church!!   We heard the clock striking through the night and some of us also saw bats flying around inside the church!  We were very grateful to go home just after 6am for a hot shower and breakfast - a luxury that we take for granted  which some, unfortunately, do not have.  It certainly gave us an insight into sleeping out but we were fortunate to be safe and in the dry.

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE RAISED £300 FOR
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SO A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR SLEEP-OUT.
If you would like to give money towards this worthy cause you can go to the   Porchlight website https://www.porchlight.org.uk/sponsoredsleepout or see Rev'd. Chris.

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