Volunteer police cadets are to spend the night under Peterborough skies to raise funds for Light Project Peterborough – city’s homeless charity.

Light Project Peterborough has been active since 2009  and have had the Garden House as its main hub within the city, for those who are homeless or rough sleeping.

They have also led City Chaplaincy, Winter Night Shelters, Rest Centres during the Covid 19 ‘Everyone In’ initiative and work with Multi-Agency Community Support Teams to provide the right support for each individual’s need.

During July 2023, 196 different people came to The Garden House needing support and 39 of these were newly presented to Light Project Peterborough as homeless. They also helped 23 people to move off the streets and into their own place.

During their parade nights, the cadets have been learning about rough sleeping and decided they would like to take part in the Big Sleep Out on September 1 as a way to support the Light Project in their endeavours.

They will challenge themselves to sleep outside with no tents or beds, but with just cardboard and blankets.

The volunteers and Cambridgeshire Police have invited residents to join in the campaign by donating to their fundraiser.

You can find out more here.