Armed with shopping trolleys, buckets and sleeping bags the Loughborough College students are raising funds and stocking up on food and toiletries in aid of the Carpenter’s Arms.
“Plans include Thursday 6 and Friday 7 December at the All Saints with Holy Trinity Loughborough Parish Church’s Christmas tree festival and Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 December sleeping on the street outside the Town Hall between 10.00am and 3.00pm – whatever the weather!” said Kari Butler, FE Coordinator for Sport at Loughborough College.
“I will be going along to support the student’s fantastic efforts and to hand over what we hope will be a substantial donation to the Carpenter’s Arms the following week – but it won’t stop with bedding down in town. The students have some equally interesting ideas for continuing to raise funds into the New Year.”
The fundraising will contribute to the voluntary community work students are undertaking as part of the National Citizenship Service.