Stonepillow Big Sleepout 2016

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Stonepillows annual Big Sleepout at Chichester Cathedral on Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th October 2016.

Despite terrential downpours on Saturday night and early on Sunday morning, Stonepillow Sleepout 2016 participants rose to the challenge and slept rough in the Grounds and Cloisters of Chichester Cathedral. Around 115 people built and slept in, cardboard shelters to raise money for Stonepillow. Funds will go towards helping homeless and vulnerable people in Chichester and the surrounding areas to get off the streets for good.

The event was sponsored by George Ide Solicitors, Partner Ursula Watt joined Stonepillow Chairman of the Trustees Shelagh Legrave, Chichester Mayor Peter Budge and Actor Christopher Timothy to judge the shelter Building Competition. The Prize for Best Shelter went to Jon and Freja Munn.

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Dynamic Dance Company performed a ‘Flash Mob’ during the day and evening entertainment was  kindly provided by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre, who gave an amazing performance, and the fantastic South Downs Ukulele Orchestra.

The Sleepout is an annual event that takes place every year. Information about the Sleepout 2017 will be on www.stonepillow.org.uk soon.