MORE than 100 people took part in a sleepout to help raise money for a local homeless charity.

Members of the charity SASH and Charterhouse Recruitment took part in the sleepout at Botham School on April 5, and managed to raise more than £20,000, which will aid vulnerable young people in North Yorkshire who are facing homelessness.

Volunteer Paula Downing said that the sleep out helped highlight the issues homeless people are constantly facing.

She said: “I am glad that I took part in the SASH sleepout because it was an experience I won’t forget and it helps highlight the plight of those who are having to experience this daily."

Joely Cook, another volunteer, said: “The SASH sleepout was a really well organised night, and I would highly encourage people to get involved next year.

“It was insightful to hear the stories of how SASH is making an impact on so many people’s lives.”