A SUTTON family braved chilly weather with just cardboard boxes for shelter as they took part in homelessness charity Framework’s annual Big Sleep Out in Nottingham.
The Booth family, of Coalfield Close, joined more than 300 other hardy souls at the event, which took place outside the Capital FM arena, on Thursday,
With just a cardboard shelter, sleeping bags and extra layers of clothing at their disposal, mum Samantha and sons Jack (11) and Bradley (12) bedded down for the night alongside fellow participants from across the county (including The Lord Mayor of Nottingham) as they experienced being homeless for the night.
Samantha Booth said: “I suppose I wanted to teach them (her sons) a valuable life-lesson – that there are more important things in this world than Xboxes and big TVs. It is important for them to know that a lot of people out there just do not have the things they have.
“This is a really great event and it is so nice to know that all the money we raise will go towards stopping people becoming homeless. We’ve really enjoyed the atmosphere and will be back next year.”
The £300 they raised will all be spent on services that prevent people from becoming homeless.