Three Stogumber residents will be sleeping rough this month to raise funds for homeless veterans.

Debbie Hewett, will be joined by 2 other Stogumber locals sleeping under the stars, within the grounds of the Stogumber Cricket Club on March 10.

The outdoor sleep is part of the Great Tommy Sleepout, a month long fundraiser put on by armed forces charity Royal British Legion Industries.

The RBLI has asked people up and down the country to spend a day of March braving 'cold and potentially wet nights under the stars' to raise money in support of homeless armed forces veterans.

In Stogumber Debbie Hewett, X and Y have taken up the challenge. Debbie, 55, told the Free Press: "Iv'e always been interested in raising money for charity, 2 years ago I shaved my hair off for McMillan."

Last year when Debbie participated in the Great Tommy Sleepout, she slept on the cricket club veranda with a yoga mat. This year she will be sleeping on a cardboard box.

RBLI, not to be confused with Royal British Legion, were founded in 1919. The charity has been working to support armed forces veterans for over 100 years.