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Weekend sleep out at Tesco Extra in Inverness to support MFR Cash for Kids


By Federica Stefani


People sleeping outside Tesco Extra to fundraise in support of homeless people for the first Inverness Sleep Out.
People sleeping outside Tesco Extra to fundraise in support of homeless people for the first Inverness Sleep Out.

A charity outdoor event will take place this weekend in Inverness to help homeless children in the Highlands – despite weather warnings.

The Inverness Sleep Out will take place in front of Tesco Extra at the retail park tomorrow to support MFR Cash For Kids, with hot chocolate and live music planned to keep participants going.

Around 14 people have registered to sleep outside for 12 hours for the fundraiser, with £1220 raised before the event even takes place.

MFR charity executive, Allana Mackay, said: "A huge thank you to Tesco for the support and organisation of this event.

"This money will go towards supporting local children who find themselves homeless through no fault of their own whether it be a fire, a flood, a disaster or in a lot of cases fleeing domestic violence.

"Even if numbers aren't huge, with the online fundraising and registration free we have already raised a total of £1220, which is excellent."

The event, which is taking place for a second year starts at 6.30pm on Saturday, with a live performance by Biro Thieves from 7.30pm and bedtime stories to follow.

Catering for the night and for breakfast will be CafeV8 catering van.

People who wish to participate can join in on Saturday evening with their sleeping bags and warm clothing by makinga donation for Cash for Kids on the night.

For more information and updates you can visit the Inverness Sleep Out official Facebook page.

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