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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 two years, the Big Sleep attracted more than 400 people and raised almost £40,000 for the appeal.

In 2016, more than 200 signed up to sleep out in a field behind the Low Wood Bay Hotel, Windermere on Saturday 27th February.

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Total Raised

Raised £132,928 towards the £110,000 target.

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