What better way to show love and kindness to some of the most vulnerable people in your community than spend Valentine's Day sleeping under the stars? 

The 8th High Wycombe Cubs and Scouts braved the start of Storm Dennis when they spent the night sleeping rough, with only rudimentary shelter and no creature comforts, to try to experience what thousands experience every night. 

35 Cubs and Scouts camped out at the Cedar Barn in Hazlemere to show the people of Wycombe and the surrounding areas what those who are homeless go through during extreme weather.

The pack's Akela said: "The Scout Association has a long history of camping and sleeping outside, stretching back to the very first Scout camp on Brownsea Island on the 1st August 1907, but where the Cubs and Scouts know that at the end of the camp they have a home and a nice hot meal and shower to get to, this isn't the case when you live on the streets."

We were so thrilled by bravery of the children who slept out in the cold, and faced challenging conditions as the winds and rain picked up ahead of Storm Dennis. The children told us how proud they were of taking organising and taking part in the sleepout, and we're proud of them!

The group were supported by local companies too: Booker cash n carry donated milk and hot chocolate; Hazlemere Co-Op donated food, including bacon, La Bodega Del Vino in Flackwell Heath gave milk and soup and Cozy Fish and chips in Hazlemere donated 40 packs of chips!

The children have smashed their first target and are still collecting - if you'd like to donate you can do so right now on their JustGiving page.