Aldershot Town’s football stadium has seen its fair share of highs and lows, but only once a year does it play host to a more unusual event.

As youth homelessness charity Step by Step drives its fundraising effort forward for the year, 40 volunteers from across the town grabbed their sleeping bags for a night of roughing it.

Sleeping – or trying to – in the stadium, they were rewarded in the morning with a hot bacon sandwich thanks to the volunteers.

More than £2,300 has been raised so far, with sponsorship still coming in, and Basepoint Camberley has said it will match-fund up to £4,000.

Volunteers who took part in the sleep out

Eve Silk, event co-ordinator for Step by Step, said the Sleep Out went ‘really well’ but it was a noisy night due to works at the nearby railway bridge in the High Street, which is being replaced.

“There was lots of drilling and saws going on throughout the night but it was great fun,” she said.

“Some people did say they got a couple of hours sleep.

“It was a great success.”

The Sleep Out, in its fifth year, supports Step by Step’s services, which help young vulnerable and homeless people .