Warwick pupils sleep in boxes to give a Helping Hand to local charity - The Leamington Observer

Warwick pupils sleep in boxes to give a Helping Hand to local charity

Leamington Editorial 11th Jun, 2020   0

WARWICK schoolboys slept in cardboard boxes at home to lend a Helping Hand to a local charity.

Each year 11 and 12-year-old pupils hold a sponsored sleep out to support homelessness charity Helping Hands.

But due to the pandemic the fund-raiser was called off at the school site.

Instead the boys were challenged to create their own cardboard shelter at home, with many opting to sleep outside to appreciate what it is like to be homeless.

The event raised more than £3,000 for the charity, which supports those who are homeless and vulnerable in Leamington and Kenilworth.

A school spokeswoman said: “The night was a big success, with everyone having fun completing their challenges with their friends and families over video calls.

“The idea behind the sleep-out is to raise funds for a good cause and allow the boys to have fun while appreciating a little of what it means to be homeless.”

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