The annual Big Sleep is an event to raise money for the Winter Warmth Fund and at the weekend more than 200 Cumbrians were sleeping out beneath the stars, to raise money for older people who can’t afford to heat their homes. Also braving sub-zero temperatures, were the International Rescue Corps. The team were on hand throughout the Big Sleep making sure that all participants were safe.

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International Rescue Corps travel throughout the UK and around the world to help out when natural disasters strike, and were in Cumbria for the floods in 2009 and December 2015.

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