Labour District and City Councillor Sarah Lishman is raising funds to support the work of Stonepillow, the homeless charity working to support the most vulnerable in Chichester.

Sarah Lishman has said, “In these times, the homeless have become invisible – either through us staying at home and not seeing them on the streets, or through people having temporary accommodation in our currently empty hotels. They are so easily forgotten, but I didn’t want to allow that to happen.”

Cllr Lishman will be sleeping onboard a bus as the challenge is to sleep in the silliest place due to the usual location of Chichester Cathedral being ruled out due to the ongoing pandemic. So far Cllr Lishman is at 108% of her fundraising minimum and is asking for anyone who wishes to support the work of Stonepillow to sponsor her.

Cllr Lishman continued, “This is only a temporary fix, and so many of our most vulnerable people will find themselves sleeping rough again. Stonepillow are working so hard with our local homeless community, providing vital support and resources, night and day. One night of discomfort, sleeping somewhere unfamiliar and cold, is a small price to pay in comparison to what is happening on our streets nightly, and I hope that all of those taking part in the Sleep Out can raise vital funds so that Stonepillow can continue with their amazing work”.

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