Chilly night for a good cause

Tring sleepout Didier Jaquet and Kathryn Jaquet at St Peter and St Paul Church
Tring sleepout Didier Jaquet and Kathryn Jaquet at St Peter and St Paul Church

Churchgoers as young as 12 took part in a sponsored sleep out on Friday to raise funds for a team of volunteers to build homes for the poor.

Youngsters aged up to 14 were allowed to get their heads down inside St Peter and St Paul Church in Tring while church leaders and adult members of the congregation braved the cold of the lobby.

Rev Joanne Wetherall said: “We have raised between £500 and £600, which will go towards our contribution to a charity called Habit for Humanity, which our volunteer team will be working with building and repairing homes in Kyrgyzstan in July next year.

“As a parish we are working on homelessness through supporting Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter, the Children’s Society and Habitat for Humanity.”