Fundraising 'Big Sleep' at Keynsham church for veterans' charity

Published on: 08 Jan 2016

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January 2016

A charity is inviting residents to wrap up warm and spend the night sleeping in St John’s Church in Keynsham to support its work with homeless veterans.

The historic church is hosting Bristol Homes for Veterans’ BIG Sleep on March 11, which aims to raise funds to support the charity’s 24 homes across the South West and Wales, which can accommodate up to 127 people at a time.

Homes for Veterans is an initiative from the charity Alabaré, which works with a range of vulnerable people and identified the need for a service specifically designed for veterans.

Nancy Filmore, community fundraiser for Bristol and South Gloucestershire, said: “We are a relatively new charity in Bristol but have been humbled by people’s generosity and passion for our cause so we are really hoping that the people of Bristol and South Gloucestershire will stand behind us and help make the Bristol BIG Sleep a huge success.”

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