Two-day street sleep to help homeless

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Cat Brady and Robyn Moore at the start of their 48 hour street sleep © Cat Brady

Cat Brady and Robyn Moore at the start of their 48 hour street sleep © Cat Brady

A 48-hour street sleep has raised nearly £1,400 for the homeless community in Wirral and Liverpool.

Organisers Cat Brady, 27, and Robyn Moore, 21, raised £1,395 over 48 hours by sleeping rough last week.

Starting at 8pm last Friday night, the pair had an original target of £1,000, but having easily achieved that the girls hope people will continue to donate in order to reach a target of £1,500.

The pair decided to hold a sleep-out following a successful collection over Christmas where they asked people to donate sleeping bags and rucksacks filled with essentials.

As well as a way to raise awareness for homelessness, Brady and Moore needed a way to help fund what they do on a daily basis for homeless people where they go out most nights to hand out food and drinks for those with nowhere to go.

During their time on the streets they were accompanied by one of the homeless men that the girls regularly help. In the future they plan to do a bigger event involving more people in order to raise more money.

Brady told JMU Journalism: “I’ll admit at first I protested against doing it in the coldest month of the year but I’m glad that we did it now. This has been an eye opening experience, one that we will never forget and one that we have been privileged enough to spend with the most amazing people who care about other people more than possessions or themselves.

“This has been an eye opening experience, one that we will never forget and one that we have been privileged enough to spend with the most amazing people who care about other people more than possessions or themselves.”

About Charlotte Mann, JMU Journalism