On December 7th Minister David Bruton (SNU President), Mark Bradley CSNU (Finance Director) and Alv Hirst (Communications Director) joined tens of thousands of people around the world in solidarity against homelessness and displacement, aiming to raise both awareness of the issues, and funds.

The World's Big Sleep Out explains its purpose: "By sleeping outside in unison we will create the world’s largest display of solidarity in support for those experiencing homelessness and displacement. As well as raising significant funds, we want to send a message to the world’s political leaders to find solutions for homelessness and the global refugee crisis on a local level.” By sleeping outside in unison we will create the world’s largest display of solidarity in support for those experiencing homelessness and displacement. As well as raising significant funds, we want to send a message to the world’s political leaders to find solutions for homelessness and the global refugee crisis on a local level.”

David, Mark and Alv slept outside in the garden of The Barbanell Centre in Stafford. It provided a small insight into how it must feel for the too many people who have no home. In the run up to the Sleep Out we were able to use social media to talk about homelessness and displacement, and the Spiritualist perspective on this.

Thanks to the support of many Spiritualists, including churches, students at the Arthur Findlay College, and individuals, we have so far raised £1670. This will be turned into action by UK charities that work in the homelessness field, and international organisations who work with refugees and displaced people. Salford Spiritualist Church joined in (raising over £1000) as well as Northwich Spiritualist Church.

The official fundraising page will close on December 24th 2019, so there's still time to donate > uk.virginmoneygiving.com/snu

Thank you to everyone who participated, donated and raised awareness. And our gratitude to all the Spiritualist churches and centres who continue to support homeless people, and others, in their communities in so many different ways!

Look out for the February edition of SNU Today and the January edition of Psychic News for a full report!