Kind-hearted Marlovians are set to sleep rough again to raise money for a homeless charity.

Dozens of people will brave freezing temperatures for Wycombe Homeless Connection’s Big Sleepout, sponsored by Dreams, in the churchyard of All Saints Church.

Muriel Reynolds, who is organising the Marlow event on November 23, said around 17 people have signed up so far and they are hoping more will join.

She said: “We raised £14,000 each on the last two occasions in Marlow and it would be wonderful if we could beat that total.

“There are also fewer numbers who have registered this year but we do tend to get an influx at the last minute.

“We had 36 last year so it would be great to match that.”

The churchyard can hold up to 70 sleepouters.

Speaking about the importance of the fundraiser, Ms Reynolds said: “It can’t possibly replicate what people who are sleeping rough go through but it does show you just how cold and frightening it can be for them.

“In Marlow we are not immune to rough sleepers. In this day and age even one rough sleeper is too many.

“As one of the richest countries in the world, we really ought to be able to do something about it.”

TV star James Corden, a former Hazlemere resident, has lent his support to the High Wycombe Big Sleepout, at Adams Park.

In a video clip encouraging people to take part, he said: “He said in the video: “I would love for you to support it. The charity [Wycombe Homeless Connection] helps over 500 local people every year who are in a bad place in their lives.

“This is their biggest fundraiser of the year so sign up to take part, get sponsorship and best of luck with your Big Sleepout everybody – thank you all for your support.”

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