Sleep out in St Austell to mark the start of poverty and homelessness week
A week shining the spotlight on poverty and homelessness starts with a mass sleep out in St Austell on Friday.
Church and homeless groups have been invited to take part in the activity to mark the start of Poverty and Homelessness Action Week (PHAW) 2013.
The theme of this year's PHAW is "who will cast the first stone?"
The sleep out, hosted by the Friends of St Austell Homeless (FOSTAH) and charity the St Petroc's Society, is in the grounds of St Augustine's Church, Woodland Road from 10pm on Friday until 6am on Saturday.
If weather conditions are too adverse it will be cancelled so participants should preregister and provide a contact number.
Churches and organisations who would like to send a representative should call John Ballard for further details on 01726 61206