More than 220 supporters slept out at Salisbury Cathedral on Friday, March 8, to raise funds for local charity Alabaré.

The homeless charity‘s 13th sleep-out helps pay for their work with the homeless and vulnerable the community.

Dogs can accompany their owners for the night as an acknowledgement of the link between street-dwellers and their canine companions.

Local school pupils, including Godolphin, Stonehenge and St Joseph’s, braved the wet and windy weather conditions.

City’s businesses supporting included Boston Tea Party, Greggs and Nicholas & Harris, providing donations of food.  Salisbury branch of outdoor clothing store Mountain Warehouse provided discount on warm goods, and store manager Mike Storrar slept out.

MP John Glen spent the night as well as he has done every year since he became MP for Salisbury.

“Alabaré is a fantastic local charity that does a massive amount of good work in supporting the homeless in Salisbury. I think it’s really important that one day a year that we focus on the challenge to look after those that find themselves in the difficult circumstances on the street in Salisbury,” he said.


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