Hospital’s IT staff sleep rough for charity

PUBLISHED: 11:00 18 October 2015 | UPDATED: 12:15 18 October 2015

Weston Hospital's IT department.

Weston Hospital's IT department.


STAFF from Weston General Hospital’s IT department swapped their laptops for sleeping bags as they slept on the streets to raise money for Action For Children.

The IT department joined more than 100 others who were sleeping in Bristol’s Millennium Square on October 2.

The hospital’s IT service manager Hazel McPherson took part with her colleagues Joe Reed, Ian Simons and Chris Chadwick.

Hazel said: “We were excited to take part to raise awareness of youth homelessness.

“We bedded down with our sleeping bags in the cold and damp, and none of us were able to get much sleep.

“Trying to sleep rough in the cold is also a reminder of how hard it can be for people; no-one should have to experience that.”

So far the team has raised more than £400 for the charity.

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