Dave, who has previously slept rough
three times as part of Big Tees Sleepout, said: "We can't promise those taking part a comfortable night but we do promise them a night they are unlikely to forget in a hurry, that will give everyone a tiny insight into what it must be like to sleep rough.
John Larkins endured constant rain as he slept rough
on the town's High Street raising PS620 as part of a campaign to increase awareness of the problems the world faces, starting with the homeless.
Workers at homelessness services also approached people attending that day to find if they had slept rough
, and if so, they were asked if they wanted to take part in the count.
Homelessness has risen substantially in recent years, with the official government statistics showing that 2,414 people slept rough
in England on any one night during 2013--a 37% rise on 2010.