Hemel Hempstead man will spend the night sleeping on the streets to support homeless veterans

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The 29-year-old will be taking part in The Great Tommy Sleep Out

A man from Hemel Hempstead will be sleeping on the streets this week, to raise money for homeless veterans.

Jack Boreham, 29, of Gadebridge, will be taking part in the Royal British Legion Industries' (RBLI) Great Tommy Sleep Out on Friday, March 26, to support the charity's work in helping homeless veterans.

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The campaign aimed to encourage people to sleep out for one night during the month of March, and Jack plans to spend his night near the war memorial in Hemel Hempstead.

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Jack wanted to raise £300 for the charity, but through his fundraising page on Facebook he has already beat the target, and has currently raised £415.

He said: "This particular event is to highlight the problem of all the thousands of ex-military who are left homeless on our streets.

"The charity is close to my heart and I think it's a really important one, it does a lot of important work for ex-military who are left homeless on our streets.

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"I think it's important to raise awareness, the support for the fundraising and challenge has been great.

"If you can donate anything no matter how small it would be highly appreciated, all money goes to helping them get housed."

Every penny raised by the campaign will go directly to RBLI’s wide range of services providing a home, welfare and employment support to military veterans.

The national charity supports the Armed Forces, people with disabilities and people who are unemployed, they aim to improve lives every day by inspiring those they help and supporting them to find work and lead independent lives.