The event is intended to give people an idea of what it is like to be homeless '“ trying to sleep outside in all weathers and noises.
It took place on Saturday night (January 31) with 116 people sleeping in the playground at Broadwater C of E First and Middle School.
Sue Stevens, the charity's PR and fund-raising manager, said: "We are
really grateful to everyone who took part. We were overwhelmed by the
number of registrations that we received this year '“ double the number of previous years.
"We hope to raise approximately 13,000 from this event, which will go towards the running costs of our day centre and four hostels.
"Every year we help in excess of 450 individuals. We would be unable to do this without the support of the local people for which we are eternally grateful."
Groups that took part in the sleepout included pupils from Boundstone
School, St Andrew's Tarring Youth Group, St Richards Maybridge Youth Group, Queen Street Fellowship Youth Group and Sea Scouts.
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