The people of Northampton have set a new fundraising record by sleeping rough for a charity event in aid of homeless people in the town.
More than 170 people slept in cardboard boxes and plastic sheeting in below-freezing temperatures in Abington Park to raise money for Northampton Hope Centre.
It has been confirmed that over £45,000 was raised on the evening on January 30, breaking the target of £40,000 and setting a new record for the event.
Tanya Haji-Miller, community fundraiser for Northampton Hope Centre, said: "After doing my sums for this week, I am delighted to tell you that we have just passed £45,000 for the amount raised for the SleepOut 2017. Very well done to everyone involved."
The Northampton Hope Centre is a charity that helps shelter and feed homeless people and are working to end the town's rough sleeping problem.
A night shelter for rough sleepers also opened its doors on St Andrew's Road on February 6.