It’s cool to sleep out

ONE of the coldest nights of the winter failed to cool the determination of a group of youngsters and adults to sleep under the stars to raise money for a youth project. As the temperature dropped to -2C the hardy group and supporters gathered in the bus

ONE of the coldest nights of the winter failed to cool the determination of a group of youngsters and adults to sleep under the stars to raise money for a youth project.

As the temperature dropped to -2C the hardy group and supporters gathered in the bus shelter in Biggleswade Market Place on Saturday night to highlight a plan to build a skate park in Gamlingay.

Among the group was Gamlingay district councillor Sebastian Kindersley, leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council, Sandy youth campaigner Ken Lynch and many parents of the children who braved the freezing weather.

The fundraising night out was a tremendous success with over £1,000 raised.


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A third of the money collected will be donated to the Children's Hospice in Milton, Cambridge.

"There was a very cold wind all night but it went very well," said Mr Lynch.

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"We had coffee and bacon rolls delivered by one of the youth workers when we woke up so it was a great end to the sleep out."

The event was supported by Forward Gamlingay, a volunteer group who are keen to develop youth amenities in the village.

"The kids enjoyed the event immensely," said Sarah Groom, one of the group's volunteers.

"We have more events planned for the future to raise more money for the skate park project.

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