05:14PM, Tuesday 23 February 2016
Fundraisers slept out under the stars and raised almost £20,000 for homeless people in Windsor on Friday.
The Windsor Sleep Out saw 43 people including police cadets, teenagers and teachers camp out at the Windsor Youth and Community Centre in Alma Road.
The event, running for its second year, was organised to support the Windsor Homeless Project (WHP) which aims to provide rough sleepers with food, clothes and emotional support.
Live music performed by musicians from across the borough kicked off the evening before participants created and decorated their own boxes to protect them from the cold.
Vimala Murdanaigum scooped a night out at the Viceroy of Windsor restaurant after she was awarded the best decorated box prize by Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Eileen Quick.
WHP trustee Stephanie Minici and a team of helpers also served hot food throughout the evening.
Jane Deakin, communications manager for the WHP, said: “So far, Windsor Homeless Project has been involved in housing 16 people in Windsor since we started in 2009, and we hope to be able to many more.”
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