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On Friday 10th November 2017, nearly 400 people took part in the Booth Centre's annual Manchester Sleepout challenge in the grounds of Manchester Cathedral.
The Manchester Sleepout, now in its 7th year, invites members of the community to take on the challenge of sleeping out for one night only to get a glimpse of the hardships faced by homeless people night after night. The event aims to raise awareness of the issue, and is not intended to simulate the real experience of sleeping rough on the streets.
A record number of individuals and teams joined the event this year, and raised over £100,000 to go towards the vital services offered by the Booth Centre. Huge thanks to everyone who took part, and for your hard work fundraising! The funds raised will make a positive difference to so many lives.
The Manchester Sleepout returns on Friday 9th November 2018, and we'd love you to join us. Register here to receive email updates from us and we can let you know when registration opens in the summer.
Check out the photos from the 2017 Manchester Sleepout on our Facebook page.