Dozens of local people took to the streets of Middlesbrough to experience sleeping rough to raise money for charity.
The Big Teesside Sleep-Out is held twice a year at Middlesbrough College to help raise money for charities in the local area.
The event was organised by Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation as a way of highlighting homelessness at this time of year.
The funds raised by this event go to supporting charities like the Salvation Army and food banks located across the Teesside area.
Food and drink was provided by the Philanthropic Foundation and the Middlesbrough Street Opera performing to the crowd.
And despite the cold weather people were in high spirits.
Alex and Craig, a married couple from Middlesbrough, said nthey were happy to give up their time for the event.
Alex said: “We decided to do this to appreciate what sleeping rough is like and to give something ba
Andy Preston, founder of the The Big Teesside Sleep-Out, said the night had been a great success.
He said: “The turn out was amazing and it reinforces your believe in humanity and it shows the good side of human nature.”
If you would like to get involved with the next Sleep-Out, or other charity events in the Teesside area then contact Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation @ http://ift.tt/1kl4gEY, or to find out more watch this video.