Braving the cold for a good cause

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A hardy group of Vauxhall fundraisers swapped the comfort of their beds for the freezing pavements of St Albans on Friday.

The 14 employees, apprentices and undergraduates camped outside St Albans Abbey and raised over £1,500 for Luton-based charity LAMP.

LAMP is a youth homelessness charity which provides support for 16-25 year olds who are homeless or jobless.

Apprentice Zoe Peacock said: “It was absolutely freezing cold which made it difficult to sleep but we still had a lot of fun. It really highlighted just how tough it is to be out on the streets during winter, so we’re really proud of the fantastic amount of money we’ve raised for this great local charity.”

To keep their minds off the arctic temperatures the team created and took part in a quiz, played games and kept warm with a sleeping bag race.

The festive dress theme saw them in a host of funny hats, jumpers and animal print onesies, but it was Daniel Howarth who stole the show

with his squeaky reindeer jumper and a hat made from Santa’s trousers.

>Donate to lamp at http://www.lamp.uk.net/




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