Group raise £1,000 for Combat Stress charity by sleeping rough in Kimbolton

Sleeping rough for 24 hours, to fundraise for Combat Stress are (l-r) Lynda Howlett, Jules Sismey Wi

Sleeping rough for 24 hours, to fundraise for Combat Stress are (l-r) Lynda Howlett, Jules Sismey Williamson, Andrea Farden, Sian Slater, at Budgens, Kimbolton, with owner (back) Charles Robinson. - Credit: Archant

A group of women slept rough for a night to raise awareness of homeless veterans.

Lynda Howlett, of Upper Dean, Jules Sismey-Williamson, of Brington, Andrea Farden, of Hail Weston, and Sian Slater, of Sharnbrook, braved the elements outside Budgens in Kimbolton on December 19 with little more than a sleeping bag for 24 hours and raised more than £1,000 for Combat Stress.

They raised more than £450 with a bucket collection and £920 online for the veterans’ mental health charity.

Ms Howlett said: “I can’t believe the amount we raised, it is incredible. It was quite cold on the night, but I think we were quite lucky as the night before was blowing a gale.

“I don’t think I slept at all. Our good humour, although a serious matter, spurred us on.”

INFORMATION: To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/One-Night-Only.