Families spend a night away from home to raise money for Liverpool’s homeless

Homeless charity The Whitechapel Centre, in partnership with Liverpool Cathedral, hosted its eighth ‘Cathedral Sleepout’ event on Friday, 5 April. The purpose of this sleepout is to raise funds for the charity and the historical Liverpool Cathedral, which is also a registered charity.

Over 200 families attended the event to show their support for both the charities and raise vital funds for vulnerable people across Liverpool. Children helped their parents build their fortresses and sleeping spaces for the night. 

The event was created to help people understand how difficult it might be for people who do not have a place to live. The money raised enables the charities to provide homeless people food, find them a home and teach them new skills.

Some amazing towered creations were built, especially the cardboard den made into a replica of a castle; which won the ‘best den’ prize on the night.

The children (and some adults) also made use of the free entertainment on the night, such as: hair braiding, storytelling, face painting, arts and crafts, and giant games.

The event has seen thousands of adults and children attend the event across many years and the consistent support the event is shown does not go unmissed. Both of the charities are very grateful for the amount of people who attend the event each year.

The next Cathedral Sleepout will take place on 11 April 2025, and you can sign up for the event here.

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