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Bournemouth YMCA are encouraging you to sleep in a cardboard box
The Bournemouth YMCA are inviting individuals, groups and companies to help combat homelessness across the county.

The event will take place on 17th November 2018 from 6:45pm and those taking part will have to build shelters from cardboard boxes. Sheena Dayman, Fundraising Coordinator at YMCA Bournemouth, and Chris Palmer, a participant in the event, spoke to Breakfast In Dorset presenter Steve Harris as to how the event came about, and what inspired them to take part.

Volunteers 'sleep out' for homeless at Eden Project

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Volunteers are sleeping out at the Eden Project this week to raise money for two homelessness charities.

One hundred participants are set to endure a cold, wintry night on Thursday - in front of the Biomes - with just a sleeping bag and cardboard mat for the fifth annual Sleep Out.

Before bedding down, those taking part will hear a series of stories and talks from people associated with the two charities - St Petroc’s Society and the Amber Foundation.

There will be a talk from Raynor Winn, author of the The Salt Path, a best-selling book about becoming homeless and walking the South West coastline.

Also on the programme are cookery workshops and entertainment from singers Daisy Clark and Suzie Mac.

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