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Bradford City Sleeps Out Again

Bradford City is raising money for youth homeless by hosting the annual Sleep Out.

Sleep Out is returning to Bradford for its third consecutive year.

Bradford City has teamed up with the charity Centrepoint to raise money and awareness for youth homelessness.

Centrepoint supports over 15,000 homeless young people a year, and they estimate that 2,376 young people from the ages of 16 – 25 will be homeless or at risk of being homeless in Yorkshire and the Humber this Christmas.

The event, which is happening tonight, will see local residents and businesses giving up their bed for a sleeping bag on the floor of the Bradford City grounds.

Last year the event saw over 140 locals take part raising £30,000, and this year they are hoping for an even bigger turnout.

Chloe Sykes, the regional fundraising manager at Centrepoint says:  “It won’t be the most comfortable night’s sleep they’ve had but it will be the most meaningful.”

“We really appreciate all of the support that the Bradford community has shown with this event year on year.”

Bradford AFC players will also be meeting the fundraisers who are taking part throughout the evening.

The Sleep Out starts at 7pm and will go through to 7am tomorrow morning at the Utilita Energy Stadium at Valley Parade.

 

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