BADAC newsletter editor thanks his supporters
Bill Pritchard, who edits the Burton and District Arts Council (BADAC) newsletter, has thanked everyone who supported him when he took part in the annual YMCA Burton Sleep Out for the first time.
He gave up his bed for the night to sleep on the floor in one of the concrete tunnels at Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium. In fact, he tells us, he didn't sleep at all, but loved the experience. About 170 people were at the Pirelli with more doing an extreme sleepout in St Modwen's Church graveyard and a sleepout in Tamworth the previous night..
As demand for the YMCA's services, including its food bank, increases the charity is hoping to raise £30,000 this year. The appeal is open until December 12 so there is still chance to donate to Bill's fundraising page here. Including offline donations, Bill is delighted to have already topped £500.
Picture of Bill chatting to Sam Baines, of Willington,courtesy of Burton Mail