High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire Nick Ebbs says: "My infamous medieval predecessor is best known for persecuting those in greatest need. I am pleased to have the opportunity to use my year in office to do precisely the opposite. I made a commitment at my inauguration to help homeless people across Nottinghamshire and this is a perfect opportunity to do just that.
By taking part in the Big Sleep Out I hope not only to raise a considerable sum of money, but also to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness and the brilliant work that Framework do in our community.
I know it will be cold and uncomfortable, but I also know that taking part in the Big Sleep Out will be a really rewarding experience – a chance to get together with like-minded people and learn more about the challenges of homelessness."
Under Sheriff Deborah Hutchinson says:
"My duty as Under Sheriff is to support the role of the High
Sheriff, even if that means sleeping rough for the night. I have the comfort of knowing that it will be just that one night but with your help we will be helping those for whom it is every night."