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“Sleepout” Raises Funds for Charity


On Friday 4th November, thirteen Notre Dame students and three staff braved the elements and slept under the stars for the night in order to better understand the problems faced by homeless people, and to raise funds for homeless charities Leeds Tent City and The De Paul Trust.

Prior to setting up camp in the freezing temperatures, two of our lower 6th students, Freya Parnham and Tiegan Davis, came along to explain to the work of Leeds Kitchen and Leeds Tent City to the brave volunteers.

Some students managed to fall asleep in no time, whereas others found it a little more difficult to drop off and spent the night tossing and turning. Overall, the students and staff found the experience enjoyable but eye opening.

The total amount of money raised is yet to be finalised, but the group hope to better the total raised by the group from last year.