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Rough Sleeping Event At The COA Raises Over £500

2 May 2023

A group of volunteers raised over £500 as they slept outdoors for one night at the Crown Oil Arena.

The rough sleeping event that was held on Friday 21st April raised over £500 for Get Together After Serving and Rochdale AFC Community Trust.

Like many of the homeless community do on a daily basis, volunteers were asked to sleep outdoors for one night with just a sleeping bag or a quilt.

The Crown Oil Arena was used to give the volunteers a safe environment to sleep and stay in.

Adam Trennery, the joint director of Get Together After Serving CIC spoke to us about the event.

"We held our annual Rough Sleeper event to raise funds for Get Together After Serving CIC and most importantly to raise awareness for what goes on daily with people sleeping rough," said Trennery.

"We love this event as it makes us realise how lucky we are to have a roof over our head every day and every night. And it gives participants the chance to endure conditions that the homeless have to handle just for one night.

"The only benefit we had is that we were able to sleep in a safe and secure environment.

"The money raised will be invested into the Armed Forces community by providing several social groups to take part in, including a walking ground, in Healey Dell.

"It's also going towards a community hub which is open one day a month in the Community Bus at the Crown Oil Arena, as well as a brand new football team and also to help organise other charity events throughout the year.

"I would like to thank Rochdale AFC Community Trust for letting us use all the facilities and look forward to working alongside them in the future."

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