edinburgh - Thousands of people brave the cold in the night from Saturday to Sunday to sleep in Edinburgh in Scotland. They hope to raise money to help the homeless, reports British media.
Around 8,000 people are expected to spend the night in a park in the Scottish city. Safety teams keep an eye on things because of the low temperatures. 'It will be about minus 6 degrees, so I hope everyone wears warm clothes,' said organizer Josh Littlejohn. 'But it is dry and the wind is not too bad. '
Several artists have pledged support. This is how Liam Gallagher and Amy Macdonald perform. Comedian John Cleese comes with a 'story for sleep' and vocalist Bob Geldof addresses the audience. The organization hopes that the campaign will raise 4 million pounds (over 4.5 million euros).
More than 200 people participated in a similar event. This time it seems to become a lot busier. People sat in line outside the park on Saturday night. Littlejohn thinks that the famous names add a bit of 'tension' to the action, but that participants come mainly to help the homeless.