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'Storm' hits Big Homeless Sleep Out in Brighton – £40,000 raised

MORE than 100 people slept outside during torrential rain in a bid to show solidarity with the homeless.

Many campers ran for cover as a downpour drenched people sleeping in the playground of Hove Lagoon which was part of a worldwide effort called The Big Sleep Out on Saturday evening.

The event, which was held at Hove Lagoon, saw big names such as folk-rock band The Levellers and comedian Joe Wilkinson sleep outside in “bivvy bags” on cardboard boxes.

It has raised more £40,000 – and counting – for charity.

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