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Bristol student sleeps rough to raise money for homeless and disadvantaged young people

13 November 2015

A typical student night out? Not on Thursday night for Bristol Geography student Hugh Kirby who was sleeping rough to raise money for disadvantaged young people facing a variety of hardships.

Hugh came into contact with charity Indepedent People 1625 while undertaking the University Sports Leadership Award in Spring 2015. After acquiring new confidence and skills from the course such as effective communication and organisation, Hugh committed a considerable amount of hours as a volunteer providing sport and phsyical activity to young men and women from the charity. Motivated by those he met and supported, Hugh has gone on to support the charity as much as possible, establishing key relationships along the way.

"The contact with the young people within the charity has already helped me to put my life into perspective. My stressors are so different from those of the young people affiliated with the charity. It has also helped me to see and start to understand another side of Bristol – one of real inequality in such a small geographic distance from the university bubble.”

To donate to Independent People and Hugh's Sleep Out please click here

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