Sunderland fundraisers brave night in haunted hangers to help homeless soldiers

Members of 'Soldiers off the Street' who are taking part in a Sleepout at the North East Aircraft Museum in  aid of the charity. Pictured l-r are Dave Tindale, Marc Thomspon, Lindsey Marrs  and Mike Glendenning
Members of 'Soldiers off the Street' who are taking part in a Sleepout at the North East Aircraft Museum in aid of the charity. Pictured l-r are Dave Tindale, Marc Thomspon, Lindsey Marrs and Mike Glendenning
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FUND-RAISERS will be braving Wearside’s aircraft museum at night to help former soldiers who have ended up on the streets.

Lyndsey Marrs, from Pennywell, will be leading a group who are taking their chances against the many ghosts which are rumoured to haunt the former RAF Usworth base.

They will be sleeping at the museum from 9pm tomorrow until 7am the next day, in a bid to raise funds for Soldiers Off The Streets.

Lyndsey told the Echo: “I read something about the charity and it really caught my interest, and I decided I wanted to do something to help raise money and also awareness. I don’t think people realise that sometimes when soldiers leave the forces they end up fending for themselves, and some become homeless.”

About 50 people will be taking part in the fund-raiser.

Lyndsey added: “You hear all the stories about the aircraft museum being haunted, so I’m a bit nervous. But it’s all for a good cause.”