Staff and students at Warwickshire College’s Rugby centre sleepout for charity

Students from Rugby College have recently staged a fund raising sleep out, for the Royal British Legion.''Pictured: Staff and Students NNL-151118-011332009
Students from Rugby College have recently staged a fund raising sleep out, for the Royal British Legion.''Pictured: Staff and Students NNL-151118-011332009

Students at Warwickshire College in Rugby braved the cold and slept rough on Tuesday night to raise money for charity.

The 30 fundraisers set up camp in the car park of the college in Technology Drive in aid of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Student Douglas Lyttle said: “Government statistics show over 2,500 people slept rough in England on any one day during 2014-15.”

They used cardboard boxes and plastic sheets to build their own shelters to last the night.

College tutors Tony O’Brien and Lisa Stirling supported the sleepout, which was about raising awareness as well as funds.

Money raised from the Poppy Appeal goes towards the Legion’s work with current serving personnel, veterans and their families, including innovative dementia care, theatre recovery projects, world-leading research on blast injury studies, and Legion owned seaside break centres.

If you would like to sponsor the students, visit www.justgiving.com/luisa-Garcia-Harris or contact the college on (01788) 863056.