A group of children have raised over £1,000 for the Wycombe Homeless Connection after they camped out during Storm Dennis.

The 35 Cubs and Scouts from 8th High Wycombe, which is aimed for people aged between eight and 10, saw the children camp out at the Cedar Barn in Hazlemere on February 15 to show the people of Wycombe and the surrounding areas what those who are homeless go through during extreme weather.

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The children taking part during the Big Sleep Out

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One child enjoyed being part during the Big Sleep Out

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This child got into the spirit of things during the Big Sleep Out

The charity’s original target was to raise £500 for the Wycombe Homeless Connection and currently, they have raised just over £1,700.

Heather Stanley, who is the Wycombe Homeless Connection’s fundraising and marketing manager said: “We were so thrilled by bravery of the children who slept out in the cold, but also faced challenging conditions as the winds and rain picked up ahead of Storm Dennis.

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“Sleeping out without their usual tens gave them an insight into the difficulties our clients face.

"The children told us how proud they were to be organising and taking part in a sleepout to raise money for the most vulnerable people in their community and we are so proud of them and grateful.

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The children taking part during the Big Sleep Out

“And they were supported by some many local businesses and people too. To see our community come together, led by these amazing children is inspiring.”

This comes three months after there were two separate different Sleep Outs in Wycombe and Marlow where thousands of pounds was raised.

Luis Carro, who is a volunteer with the Cubs and Scouts said: “We spoke about raising money for a good cause and the children chose people who are homeless.

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“We had an evening where the children learnt about those who sleep out all night and are often not sure where their next meal is coming from.

“Several of the children were sponsored by friends, neighbours and relatives for how many hours they could stay outside for.”

“I’m really proud of all of the children as they’ve experienced something which is a way of life for some people.

Jo Sharp, whose son took part in the , said, “My son Oliver is autistic, and Scouts has helped him gain some independence.

"He found it difficult to build his shelter, but the adults helped and encouraged him.

"He now has confidence in his ability to do things. He has been on several activities with the Group.

"The best thing is that the leaders never give up on him and he has benefitted so much.”