A COLD stone floor in the Cathedral's Cloisters will be the makeshift bed for one night for fundraisers.

People taking part in the Sleep In challenge on Saturday, January 28 will raise money for St Paul's Hostel and Maggs Day Centre.

Already 21 people have pledged to take part but there is still time for others to sign up to the sleepover.

Organiser Samm Hale, from Arboretum, said: "There was a group of us Worcester mums that did a sleep out in Birmingham in November and we raised almost £1,000 between us.

"But we wanted to do something for the homeless charities in Worcester.

"We spoke to Georgina and Susan at the Cathedral who said they were happy to have us hold the event there.

"They are raising for Maggs Day Centre this year but we also wanted to include St Paul's Hostel because they all provide different services.

"Over Christmas they both had lots of donations given to them because that time of year evokes that response and then the support dies down again.

"It's important they are supported throughout the year."

People taking part will need to bring a sleeping bag and roll mat and need to be in good health.

There will be a talk on homelessness during the night.

"It's not going to be comfortable but I know it won't be a realistic experience because obviously we will be safe and inside.

"However, it will raise awareness and, ultimately, I'm hoping people will set up little things to help donate to the charities or organise further events."

To signup to the sleepover which takes place from 7pm until 7am the following day, email 2helpanother@gmail.com.

Alternatively, to donate log on to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Sleep_in_The_Cloisters_Challenge.