Lincoln students in charity sleep-out fundraiser

Written by Rachael Lowes.

Eight students from The University of Lincoln slept rough this weekend in aid of the Nomad Trust.

A sign the students held to help raise money. Photo: Kellie Pyart
A sign the students held to help raise money. Photo: Kellie Pyart
The students spent the night with nothing but cardboard boxes and sleeping bags outside the university’s Main Admin Building.

The Nomad Trust is a Christian registered charity that provides many services from emergency night shelters to helping the ex-armed forces find a place to live in Lincolnshire.

Bryre Clarke, 20, in her third year at the university was one of the participants. She said:

“If you shout help the homeless, people ignore you. If you shout help Nomad Trust, they’ll ask you about it… Every £20 is a sleeping bag for somebody.”

Students included in the camp out were Kayleigh Coddington, 20; Bryre Clark, 20; Phillipa Bowhill, 20; Faye Kirwin, 20; James Wigger, 20; Jed Nash, 20; Ryan Morely, 20 and Francesca Caulfield, 20, all in their third year at the university.

They successfully raised funds of over £300, which will all go towards the work that Nomad does 365 days of the year.

Support for Nomad spreads right across Lincoln, and other recent fundraisers have included jumble sales and the Nomad ‘Rowathon’ in February and September of this year.
The ‘Rowathon’ will make a return on the 8th of February 2014 and will see participants from charitable organisations all across Lincoln compete against each other to row the distance of the English Channel.

Donations can still be made to the charity online, over the phone, or by visiting the charity’s shop.

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