Hundreds of Warwick students braved the near-freezing temperatures in order to support ‘Wear Your PJs To Uni Day’.
The event, which took place on Thursday, invited both students and staff alike to attempt the ‘bed look’ as part of a fundraising event for ‘Shelter’. As well as asking participants to donate £1, volunteers received more money from students on the piazza. The best-dressed girl and boy also won prizes as judged by the Shelter events team.
Hannah Lidgate, one of the charity’s thirty Student Event Managers who work at different universities across the country said, “It was a really great day and I think we managed to reach out to a lot of people on campus.”
“When we were twrying to think of our first event, we wanted to do something that everyone could easily get involved in. That way we could potentially raise a lot more for Shelter. As most freshers go to lectures in their pyjamas anyway, we thought this was the perfect way to start. This way they had an excuse!”
Lidgate also told _The Boar_ that ‘Wear Your PJs To Uni Day’ is all part of a wider campaign to raise Shelter’s profile on campus. This year, volunteers are hoping to raise £1000 with many more fundraising events to look forward to over the coming months.
Shelter is a nationwide housing and homelessness charity that gives information and advice to those in need.