£5,000 raised for homeless with sleep out in Boston

Sleaford Barge Netaball Club with Callum Johnson who opened the event.
Sleaford Barge Netaball Club with Callum Johnson who opened the event.

More than £5,000 was raised when 45 people dressed up warm and slept rough in aid of charity.

Homeless charity Framework’s inaugural Lincolnshire Big Snore, the first big charity event the organisation has held in the county, was opened by Boston boxer Callum Johnson - the reigning Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight champion

From left, Tracey Pearson, from Longhurst, Fox Bisset, eight, from Lissington and Eve Gray, of Lissington.

From left, Tracey Pearson, from Longhurst, Fox Bisset, eight, from Lissington and Eve Gray, of Lissington.

Neil Skinner, Communications Manager for Framework, said : “It was absolutely fantastic, a really good event. For the first one we were really pleased with the response and how it went.”

Mr Skinner said people brought along their own cardboard shelters and slept overnight.

He said that while one night cannot replicate the feeling and fear of homelessness it ‘gave people a chance to reflect on what it means’.

The money will be spent helping homeless people get back on their feet, while at the same time creating space for people who find themselves out on the street.

From left, Sylvia Turner-Kaschur Work for framework, in Boston, Sue Playle, of Framework, Sandra Blow of Framework, Emma Richardson volunteer on a fund raising cake stall.

From left, Sylvia Turner-Kaschur Work for framework, in Boston, Sue Playle, of Framework, Sandra Blow of Framework, Emma Richardson volunteer on a fund raising cake stall.