Charity slumber in Caistor Church

Caistor Parish Church "young people's group" donned their "onesies" and  spent the night in the church to raise funds for people who have no choice but to sleep outside in the UK. EMN-151229-094800001

Caistor Parish Church "young people's group" donned their "onesies" and spent the night in the church to raise funds for people who have no choice but to sleep outside in the UK. EMN-151229-094800001

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Kind-hearted Caistor folk have been thinking of others less fortunate than themselves over the Christmas period.

With ages ranging from seven to 77, members of the Parish Church’s ‘young people’s group’ donned their “onesies” and spent the night in the church.

They were raising money for people in the UK who have no choice but to sleep outside.

As part of the Church Urban Fund’s Advent Sleepout challenge, Ruby, Rory, Izzy, Courtney and Jackie Parker, along with Chelsea Hamilton and their leader, Pat Harris, got an inkling of what it is like to have no bed to sleep in - and in the process raised more than £125 for the Church Urban Fund.

“We were fortunate it was one of the mildest December nights so we weren’t too cold,” said Pat Harris.

The Vicar of Caistor, the Rev Canon Ian Robinson, said that when he went to prepare their breakfast, he was surprised how fresh they looked - and how soundly some of them were still asleep.

“I am very proud of their achievement and their concern for those who do not have the luxuries we normally take for granted,” added Canon Robinson.