The Big Sleep Out in Nantwich

Dozens of people will sleep rough in Nantwich town square later this month as part of a campaign to raise awareness of local homelessness issues.

The Big Sleep Out also aims to raise much needed funds for CHANCE Changing Lives homeless charity.

More than 50 have already signed up to join the Big Sleep Out on May 27-28, and organisers are hoping many more will join them.

They have permission from local authorities, and town centre businesses are also helping out.

Steve Granville, one of the organisers, said: “People of Crewe and Nantwich are aware of the issues linked to the rising number of homeless people on our streets.

“Along with other organisations, CHANCE Changing Lives is actively engaged with the homeless and vulnerable – those people who are alone, hungry and in need of shelter, food and emotional support.

“To support those people and to raise funds, a group of us are taking part in the Big Sleep Out.

“We are determined to raise awareness of the issue and to provide valuable and much-needed support to the local homeless.”

CHANCE homeless charity for Crewe and Nantwich

The Sleep Out takes place in the town square from Sunday May 27 through to Bank Holiday Monday May 28.

Steve added: “We have council permission for the sleepout. So far around 50 people are doing it with more joining all the time.

“LJ hairdressers are supporting us on the night with hot drinks and refreshments for a donation to the charity.

“They have provided haircuts for the homeless also for the charity.

“We are a volunteer-run charity and rely solely on donations, so your help and spare change is absolutely invaluable.

“So come on, grab your sleeping bag and show that you care. For us, it’s just one night, for the homeless there’s no end in sight.”

Anyone keen to donate, support or join the Big Sleep Out, contact Steve on 07841 470467, or Natasha Maroni on 07456 505522.

To donate, you can visit the fund raising site

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