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This weekend marks the perfect time to celebrate and enjoy the British summer with the Big Wild Sleepout weekend fund-raiser.

The Big Wild Sleepout, runs from tomorrow until Sunday and is a RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) charity event to help protect threatened wildlife in Lancashire.

Money that is raised will be used for conservation projects that protect birds, wildlife and the places they live.

The event will be held at the RSPB Leighton Moss , near Carnforth, nature reserve, and tickets are £70 normal price or £50 for RSPB members.

Participants are asked to bring their own sleeping bag and roll mat, and facilities will be available on site, including toilets and a shower.

Richard Bashford, the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout organiser, said: “If you can’t join one of the RSPB’s organised events, then you can take part by sleeping out in your garden.

“People can also ask their friends and family to sponsor a sleepout to help the RSPB to give nature a home.”

The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and all wildlife, helping to create a better world for everyone.

It has more than a million members, including 195,000 youth members.

There’s also a local network of 175 local groups and 110 youth grounps. For more information call 01254 701601 or visit