PEOPLE turned out in force to take part in Alabaré's Big Sleep on Friday night (February 7). 

The annual event, which is in its 14th year, saw participants sleep overnight in the Cloisters of Salisbury Cathedral to raise vital funds and awareness for the charity's work with homeless and vulnerable people in Wiltshire. 

Two hundred fundraisers took part in the event. The evening saw support from a number of local schools including Godolphin, Stonehenge and St Joseph’s.

As well as schools, there was also support  from the Radian Group and Aspire Defence. 

Rebecca Mullen, Alabaré’s fundraising and development manager said: “We are incredibly grateful for the people of Salisbury coming out to join us for our 14th Big Sleep event at Salisbury Cathedral.

"The devastating consequences of those facing homelessness becomes all too stark in the current weather conditions, so raising funds and awareness becomes even more important. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of those who took part and the local businesses who support the event."

Sodexo, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Greggs and Boston Tea Party helped out by providing much needed refreshments and snacks for the participants as well as a much need hot breakfast in the morning.