Volunteers turned out to support forces veterans by taking part in Great Tommy Sleepout in Hugglescote

By Coalville Nub News Reporter

30th Mar 2024 | Local News

Volunteers took part in the Great Tommy Sleepout in Hugglescote with Kirat Sandhu showing support. Photo: Kirat Sandhu
Volunteers took part in the Great Tommy Sleepout in Hugglescote with Kirat Sandhu showing support. Photo: Kirat Sandhu

A number of people showed their support for forces veterans last weekend by taking part in the Great Tommy Sleepout in Hugglescote.

Those involved slept rough over two nights near to The Bear.

The Great Tommy Sleepout is held during March with people sleeping out under the stars while fundraising for the most vulnerable veterans. 

Organisers say challenge does not replicate rough sleeping, but it does give you an idea of the situation far too many of the nation's heroes find themselves in.

Supporter Kirat Sandhu, media representative for Conservative election candidate Craig Smith, himself a former veteran, said: "There were some great efforts from Kate, Mark, David and Tracy,h opefully the coffee warmed them up on a chilly morning. 

"It was great to see individuals getting together not only in Coalville but across the nation in support of veterans. 

"The conversations were full of banter and positivity, the chilly night hasn't dampened their mood."

Kirat told Coalville Nub News: "People came out for a great cause, which was to show support for forces veterans who may be struggling these days.

"The each group across the country has a target of £150 which goes to the Royal British Legion.

"The group stayed out over two nights in less than fine condition and it was great to go and check on them a show some support."

You can donate to the Great Tommy Sleepout HERE.


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