ALL STAFF members of a clothing shop are set to sleep on a church porch to raise money for a homeless charity.

Kirkby Lonsdale's FatFace staff are set to do a sleep out to help the charity Shelter.

The members will be sleeping on St Mary's Church porch in Kirkby Lonsdale on the night of November 9 to contribute to the charity's winter campaign to raise awareness of homelessness in the country.

Manager of FatFace Amanda Blakeley said: "FatFace tends to partnership with Shelter every year at Christmas time. We have a selection of clothing that gives 10% off the sales to this charity. Also, FatFace as a company gives us a day which allows us to work for a charity. 

"With the housing prices at the moment and the cost of living crisis, I think that Shelter is a very worthy cause.

"Especially this time of the year when it is getting colder, and it just makes us realise the situation people are living in."

The staff is 'excited' to embark on this challenge, as it is the first time they will do a sleep out for a charity.

The manager said: "We are a bit nervous because it is starting to get very cold outside, but that is the reality of homeless people.

"We might get some cardboard boxes to put them down on the ground but we want to do it as realistically as possible.

The team has already raised £522 of their £800 target by 36 supporters.

"In addition to the donation page, we have also put collection tins around Kirkby Lonsdale, so everyone has been supporting. Once we add all the cash in, hopefully we will raise a good amount of money," concluded Amanda.

To help the team at FatFace with their fundraiser, visit their GoFundMe page here.