Former England cricketer Ashley Giles will be taking part in a sleepout to raise money for homeless charities in Birmingham.
Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s sport director will be joined by players and other fundraisers for the event at Edgbaston stadium in a bid to raise £50,000.
The money raised will be donated to charities such as St Basils.
Barrie Hodge, head of fundraising for the charity, said: “The sad reality is that homelessness is on the rise in our city.
“The money raised from this event will make a positive impact on the lives of people who don’t have a home by empowering them to have a better and brighter future.”
There are 70 places at the Edgbaston Sleepout still available, with participants needing to raise a minimum of £700 for charity.
Those taking part will get a tour of the stadium, enjoy a team meal and join Ashley in a nets session.
Warwickshire’s head of community engagement Ravi Masih said: “We’re increasingly aware of the local concerns about homelessness, with there being seven times more people sleeping rough in Birmingham than there was seven years ago.
“As a local sporting organisation that’s embedded within our local community, we’re committed to making a difference and hope to raise £50,000 through the Edgbaston Sleepout.”
For more information about taking part in the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.