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Camping outside with mannequins for charity

Words by Abi Scaife

A Sleaford resident and Royal Navy Veteran spent two nights sleeping outside to raise money for charity.

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Jason Roffey spent the nights of Friday 10th March and Saturday 11th March sleeping outside Mannakin Hall, Fulbeck in Grantham. This was part of a fundraising campaign to raise crucial funds for homeless veterans affected by the cost of living crisis.

Mannakin Hall is home to around 15,000 shop mannequins and operates from what was RAF Fulbeck as a mannequin hire business and film location.

Image courtesy of George Parish.

Where did the money go?

The money donated by people who heard about his fundraiser went directly to the Royal British Legion Industries, to help them provide military veterans with a home, welfare and employment support.

Though the thought of spending the night outside with mannequins might give some of us the chills, Jason just thought it added a little something extra, saying, “I had heard about Mannakin Hall through friends and thought the place looked perfect to add another dimension to a couple of nights under the stars - and when asked, the awesome Roz did not hesitate to give me permission to camp out there and support myself and the charity as well.”

If you’re interested in donating to Jason’s fundraiser you can do so on his Facebook Page. If you want to give directly to the RBLI, you can do so on their website.

Image courtesy of Jason Roffey.

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