Thousands camp out around the world to raise money for homeless organisations

December 8, 2019

More than £7 million has been raised by people camping out in support of a global homelessness fundraiser, organisers say.

 

An estimated 60,000 people – including Hollywood A-listers – are taking part in the World’s Big Sleep Out, which began on a small scale in Edinburgh in 2016, said 52 cities are participating in this year’s event, from Brisbane to Los Angeles.

 

Fundraisers in London’s Trafalgar Square are being treated to a bedtime story by Dame Helen Mirren, while Will Smith will do the honours in New York’s Times Square.

 

Organisers had originally set a goal of raising $1 million (£761,000) in one night - but this has been far surpassed, with more than $10 million (£7,610,000) being raised before midnight.

 

Among those joining the fundraising event in central London is ITV News' Julie Etchingham.

 

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