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School staff sleep out to tackle youth homelessness

Published on 07/03/18

Staff from Cromer Academy are set to sleep under the stars to raise money and awareness for a charity that helps young homeless people.

The team will brave the cold for YMCA Norfolk’s Sleep Easy on Friday, March 9, staying out on the streets of Norwich from 7pm until 7am the next morning in a cardboard shelter that they will have to build themselves.

The money raised from the event will help to fund the charity’s sheltered accommodation for disadvantaged young people at risk of homelessness.

Principal Dr Geoff Baker said: “This will this be a challenging and eye-opening experience which we hope will make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable young people.”

Donations can be made via the school’s fundraising page.

The sleepout is part of Cromer Academy’s RAG (Raising and Giving) event this month, with a series of fundraising activities to support the school’s chosen charities which also include the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Students will raise further funds with a non-uniform day, chocolate tombola, and ‘Man vs Food’ challenge.