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In a bad winter, 300 elderly Cumbrians die every year due to cold weather as they are made to choose between heating and eating.

The Big Sleep is held every winter to raise money for Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal – a pot of cash distributed to help older people suffering from rising fuel costs and poor health. In the first three years, the Big Sleep has attracted more than 500 people and raised nearly £75,000 for the appeal.

In 2017, The Big Sleep was held on Saturday 28th January – and there was a special twist. Campers slept in front of the Low Wood Bay Hotel, right on the shore of Lake Windermere. Click to view the poster for the 2017 event.

Please click here to make a donation to the Winter Warmth Appeal via JustGiving.

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Total Raised

Raised £129,709 towards the £110,000 target.

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