Think about how chilly it was over the weekend, and how you hated being outside.

One group in Colchester braved the cold and pitched tents outdoors this weekend to fund raise for a good cause.

The group of men have been collecting money out on the Colchester Green since Friday for those who can’t afford to keep their homes warm this winter.

The proceeds go to the fuel bank in town.

Yup, they stayed outside in sub 20 degree temperatures to raise awareness.

“There is definitely a need and we’re here to represent that,” participant Rob Suchecki said. “But no matter what we do here, it doesn’t matter as much as the people who come here and donate.”

Over the past nine years, the group has collected $86,000 from donors.

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