A COUNCILLOR and his children are sleeping rough for the night to raise funds towards free amusement rides in town. 

Daniel Thomas, a Holywell town councillor, will be doing a 24-hour sleep out on the streets with his four children on Thursday (May 16). 

They are doing so to raise funds towards getting free children's rides at the re-launch event for Holywell's weekly street market on May 30. 

Cllr Thomas, who was once homeless, has launched a GoFundMe page relating to the sleep out, which has so far raised £280. "I want my kids to kind of experience how some people live to continue raising awareness", he said.

The page can be donated to via https://bit.ly/4biHJqa


The event is being organised to help boost the market and encourage more traders, and customers, to attend. 

It will run between 9am and 3pm there will be music, a car boot sale, bucking bronco and more. 

Cllr Thomas said said: "It's been tough financially for a lot of people recently especially over Christmas. 

"It will be lovely to give the little ones a day when they will be able to go on all rides without parents worrying about the cost."