Pupils ‘homeless’ for one cold night

 Charity   sleepout  to raise awareness

BRAVING THE ELEMENTS: Lilyfontein School pupils will tonight sleep outside with only blankets, cardboard and plastic to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Lilyfontein Interact group will be hosting a  Charity  School  Sleepout  today.

Pupils from Grade 8 to12 are invited to sleep outdoors on the school grounds to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless and those less fortunate than themselves.

They will be required to sleep out at the school with just blankets, cardboard and plastic for insulation against the weather and only themselves for entertainment – no electronic gadgets at all.

They will also be asked to forgo food from 6am to 6pm.

Crossways SPAR has once again sponsored soup ingredients and rolls for the Lilyfontein Soup kitchen, which will serve each pupil a mug of soup during the night.

Lilyfontein Interact Club president Megan Swart said: “By asking the pupils to suffer for one night, we are giving them an appreciation for what they have and what it must be like to live without even the basic necessities in life.

“At the same time, we are giving back to our community by collecting dried and tinned foods and medical supplies to help Langham House Home for the Aged in Fleet Street. The home cares for 74 senior citizens.”

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