Kent Scouts Sleep Out wins charity award

We got silver for 'best outdoor event'

Kent Scouts Big Cardboard Sleep Out was 'best outdoor fundraising event' runner-up at the Charity Event Awards.

It was described by judges as a 'standout event highlighting that a simple ask, made by great partnership can result in amazing fundraising and increase awareness of your cause'.

Judges were particularly impressed with the event's educational impact. 'The perfect example of helping people to understand the reality of rough sleeping across the UK in today's society. The event raises money but it is clearly educating a young audience about the work of Porchlight through first hand experience.'

We're delighted, but the thousands of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers who slept out to raise funds for homelessness are the real stars. Well done everyone!