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Students on sponsored sleep-out for homeless charity

sleepoutStudents from the University of Warwick will be giving up their beds for the night and sleeping out in Coventry War Memorial Park next week to raise money for the homeless.

The sleep-out is being organised to raise funds for homeless charity Coventry Cyrenians and 17 members of the Warwick Politics Society will be bedding down on Tuesday 26 February.

Equipped only with sleeping bags, a sandwich and a bottle of water, the students will be in the park from 8pm until 8am on Wednesday morning (27).

The group is hoping to raise £2,500 for the charity and is urging local people to donate to this worthy cause.

President of the Warwick Politics Society Charlie McKnight, said:

“Even if it’s a cold February night, or raining, we’re still only going to be doing this for 12 hours. There are those who don’t have the choice, sleeping outdoors night after night. They’re the people we need to be focussed on so any size donation is valuable.”

To make a donation, please visit


Notes to editors

You can find more information about the event here:

Facebook event page:

The students are available for interview before, during and after the event.

For interviews or filming opportunities with the Warwick students or for more information contact: Melissa Holloway, Assistant Press Officer at the University of Warwick on 02476 575601 or 07824 541142. Alternatively, email




Further information:

Melissa Holloway Assistant Press Officer Tel: 024 7657 5601 Mob: 07824 541142 Email:

Useful Links:

The University of Warwick

Politics Society sleep-out

Sleep-out event page


Coventry Cyrenians