Sleep-out raises £1,500 for the homeless shelter

Essex County Standard: Sleep-out raises £1,500 for the homeless shelter Sleep-out raises £1,500 for the homeless shelter

MORE than £1,500 has been raised for the Colchester Night Shelter by a sponsored sleep-out.

Will Quince, leader of Colchester Council’s Conservative group, was joined by friends Jim Musk, Dan Ellis and Darius Laws sleeping rough in the town’s High Street overnight.

Mr Quince said: “We surpassed our £1,000 target.

“We were quite lucky with the weather as the temperature only dropped to 6C. I’ve done it in much worse than that.”

It is the third time the friends have slept out to raise money for the night shelter, in Alexandra Road. They slept outside Williams & Griffin between 6pm on Friday and 6am on Saturday.

You can contribute to the money raised at everyclick.com/ colchestersleeprough

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12:12am Tue 31 Dec 13

Mind your own business says...

£1500 is more than enough to put them in a taxi and send them somewhere else to live instead of cluttering up the streets of Colchester.
£1500 is more than enough to put them in a taxi and send them somewhere else to live instead of cluttering up the streets of Colchester. Mind your own business

5:45pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Reginald47 says...

I think it's called gesture politics.
I think it's called gesture politics. Reginald47

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