Paula will be sleeping rough for charity

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A Nelson resident will be taking part in a chilly outdoor sleepover to raise money for the nominated charity of her client The Mall, Blackburn.

Paula Holden will be joining two of her work colleagues from marketing agency, ICG in Preston, to brave the wintry weather on Friday, December 4th.

They will spend a night sleeping on the streets of Blackburn with Nightsafe – a charity, which supports homeless young people.

Each equipped with just a cardboard box, newspaper for insulation and a sleeping bag, Paula, Julie Hackett and Amy Young will take part in the charity’s 25th Anniversary Sleep Out event outside on King William Street.

Paula, ICG PR Manager, said: “Nightsafe is the ‘Charity of the Year’ for The Mall, and after writing about their work, talking to their team and learning the cold hard facts about the predicament of homeless people, we just had to do something to help.

“Though we will be spending the night out with only a few basic supplies, this is already more than most homeless people have, which is absolutely heart-breaking.”

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