Scouts sleep outside to raise cash for children's charity

Scouts sleep outside to raise cash for children's charity

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Nicola Hine

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Scouts sleep outside to raise cash for children's charity
13th Maidenhead Scouts slept in boxes on Friday to raise money for Action for Children

Scouts from the 13th Maidenhead group braved the cold on Friday to raise money and awareness of homelessness.

The 15 youngsters, two young leaders and two leaders bedded down in sleeping bags inside cardboard boxes for the night outside the Methodist Church at the top of the High Street.

After a normal scout meeting playing games and cooking the group went outside and made cardboard shelters; materials for which came from various sources including Six Bay garage.

Scout leader Ian Kinns said: "We were lucky and could go home for a shower and a warm bed but you feel for those who can't and have to do this every night."

The amount of money raised has not yet been confirmed but will go to Action for Children, which supports some of the UK's most neglected and vulnerable young people.

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