FUNDRAISERS gave up their beds to sleep rough and support a homelessness charity.
The Chester Aid to the Homeless (CATH) annual sleep-out is expected to have raised more than £10,000 this year.
More than 100 charity supporters wrapped up warm and constructed cardboard beds to spend a night in the open.
Sixty sixth formers from Chester Catholic High School, Upton High School and The King’s School slept rough at St Mary’s Church in Handbridge.
A further 40 participants braved the December chill in the car park outside St Francis’ Church in Grosvenor Street.
CATH chief executive Robert Bisset said: “We had a fantastic night. The weather was kind to us and it didn’t rain, which is something we always hope for.
“The people who took part were wonderful and we are always very grateful to our regulars and any newcomers.
“People come back again and again and they always seem to find it a valuable experience to sleep rough for just one night and to see what that is like.
“I would like to thank the community of Chester for all the support they give us every year.”