Bristol University students donate to homeless charity Crisis after sleeping out in igloo
A group of Bristol University Royal Naval Unit students raised over £1,500 after sleeping in a self-made igloo on the Clifton Downs during January’s snowfall.
Using the outline of a structure left by revellers on the day of heavy snowfall on January 17, eight students, including Adam Sales, decided to complete the work – taking them all of the next day.
The 24-year-old from Clifton, who is studying to become a Royal navy surgeon, told The Post that the team used recycling boxes to craft snow bricks in order to complete the impressive structure before deciding to stay overnight for charity.
Their online fundraising page attracted hundreds of pounds in donations while a donation tin on site raised around £400 over the two nights the group decided to camp out in the igloo.
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Adam said: “Although noticeably warmer than outside, it was still cold enough to warrant sleeping bags and many layers.
“Between the cold floor of the igloo, which sucked all heat from our sleeping bags, and drunk students coming in the night to knock the igloo down, the quality of the night’s sleep was subpar.
“However, it was a great experience to spend a night living in the igloo, and it also gave us more of an understanding of what it is like to sleep outside in winter.”
He said the experience sleeping out made the group think of the difficulties faced by homeless people – contributing to their decision to donate the funds raised to homeless charity Crisis.
“As a result of the time spent outdoors we have a better appreciation for the struggle that homeless people go through, especially in winter,” Adam said.
“We had camping equipment, shelter, hot water bottles and food, yet it was still a difficult experience. For those living on the streets, I cannot comprehend how difficult it must be.”
Overall, the group raised around £400 from our collection tin at the igloo, with a further £900 raised online. Including gift aid, the current total stands at £1530.