26th June 2003

 

SLEEPING ROUGH FOR CHARITY

 

A group of fund-raisers will be sleeping rough in Lincoln tomorrow night (Friday) to raise money for a range of charities.

 

Fifteen members of the New Life Church will swap their warm beds for cardboard boxes to raise money for Betel (drug rehabilitation), homeless projects in UK and abroad, ROAD (Romanian aid), aid projects in China and a fair trade project in

Ethiopia which benefits people affected by leprosy.

 

“We will be starting at 9pm tomorrow and sleeping rough until Saturday morning, when we plan to cook ourselves a hot breakfast,” said Dr Carole Brooke, Reader in the Faculty of Business and Management at the University of Lincoln.

 

“We would be pleased to hear from anyone who would be willing to sponsor us – even donations received next week can be accepted.”

 

The fund-raisers will be sleeping rough as part of a series of events this weekend organised by the New Life Church.

 

“This week is Missions Week Home and Away at my church and the proceeds will be split between a number of projects both in the UK and abroad,” said Dr Brooke. 

 

“Other events will include a sponsored car wash on Newland, a plastic duck race on the river Witham and busking in the city centre.”

 

If you would like to sponsor Dr Brooke and her colleagues please call her on Lincoln 886342.

 

- - - - - - - -

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                     email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

Check for the latest university news at www.lincoln.ac.uk/news