IN PICTURES: Stonepillow’s Big Sleep Out 2015

Damon and Lars Evison with their model of Chichester Cathedral. ks1500510-8 SUS-151010-225208008
Damon and Lars Evison with their model of Chichester Cathedral. ks1500510-8 SUS-151010-225208008

A cardboard city was created outside Chichester Cathedral as Stonepillow supporters gathered to sleep rough and raise funds and awareness for charity.

People slept out overnight on Saturday (October 10).

Members  of the First Arundel Scouts, Leon Myerscough, 13, Oliver Grover, 13, and Tobias Gillott, 13. ks1500510-9 SUS-151010-224753008

Members of the First Arundel Scouts, Leon Myerscough, 13, Oliver Grover, 13, and Tobias Gillott, 13. ks1500510-9 SUS-151010-224753008

By this morning (October 12) Stonepillow had received £10,000 and sponsorship money is still arriving.

The event was sponsored by Henry Adams Estate Agent which means that every penny raised goes directly towards helping rough sleepers in West Sussex to get off the streets and re-integrate back into society by addressing the health, work and housing issues that they face.

This year the event took place on World Homelessness Day, which was themed ‘locals acting locally on a global day’. The emphasis is on giving hands-on aid that is sensitive to local needs, while being aware of the global problem of homelessness.

St John’ Church Youth Group from Southbourne won first prize in the shelter-building competition which took place during the day and was judged by Christopher Timothy, Henry Adams partner Martin Curry and Stonepillow’s chair of trustees Shelagh Legrave.

Jason and Amy Smith adding a cross to their church creation.ks1500510-7 SUS-151010-225012008

Jason and Amy Smith adding a cross to their church creation.ks1500510-7 SUS-151010-225012008

The prize was presented later at an Ecumenical Service in the cathedral.

Make a donation to Stonepillow by going to www.stonepillow.org and clicking on the donate button and naming your donation ‘Sleepout 2015’.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

Todd Stavarev and Chrissy Milburn with their creation.ks1500510-6 SUS-151010-225259008

Todd Stavarev and Chrissy Milburn with their creation.ks1500510-6 SUS-151010-225259008

1) Make our website your homepage at www.chichester.co.uk/

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ChichesterObserver

3) Follow us on Twitter @Chiobserver

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

Todd Stavarev and Chrissy Milburn making cardboard windows.ks1500510-5 SUS-151010-225247008

Todd Stavarev and Chrissy Milburn making cardboard windows.ks1500510-5 SUS-151010-225247008

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Chichester Observer - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.

Anna-Maria Stavrev, 12,  and Ruth Brown, 12, putting the finishing  touches to  their shelter.ks1500510-4 SUS-151010-225334008

Anna-Maria Stavrev, 12, and Ruth Brown, 12, putting the finishing touches to their shelter.ks1500510-4 SUS-151010-225334008

Joan and Clive Horwood making their shelter.ks1500510-3 SUS-151010-225412008

Joan and Clive Horwood making their shelter.ks1500510-3 SUS-151010-225412008

Sleep Out 2015

Sleep Out 2015

Sleep Out 2015

Sleep Out 2015

Sleep Out 2015

Sleep Out 2015