Welwyn Garden City mum and daughter brave the cold to help homeless

PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 November 2018

Leigh Stoton and Charlotte pictured during the charity sleep out in London. 
Picture: Supplied

Leigh Stoton and Charlotte pictured during the charity sleep out in London. Picture: Supplied

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A Welwyn Garden City mother and daughter slept out in the cold to help raise money for a homeless charity.

Leigh Stoton of Welwyn Garden City pictured with her daughter Charlotte.
Picture: Leigh StotonLeigh Stoton of Welwyn Garden City pictured with her daughter Charlotte. Picture: Leigh Stoton

Leigh Stoton and her 17-year-old daughter Charlotte braved temperatures as low as 3°C when they swapped their warm beds for cardboard and a sleeping bag in London.

Mum-of-two Leigh said: “We always wanted to help the homeless.”

On October 27, the pair raised money for Streets of London, a charity which supports those living on the streets around the city.

Leigh added: “We can now empathise more now that we’ve done it.

All wrapped up: Leigh Stoton and Charlotte, of Welwyn Garden City.All wrapped up: Leigh Stoton and Charlotte, of Welwyn Garden City.

“I am especially proud of Charlotte, who is in the middle of her A-levels.

“We did encounter the constant noise of sirens, the bitter cold night and the discomfort of sleeping on just a cardboard box in a sleeping bag.

“I would encourage anyone to donate to this charity.”

The sleep-out raised £340, adding to the £26,000 already raised across the country.

Leigh has also recently attended training at the Hatfield Night Shelter for the winter and invites other to do so too.

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