More than 300 people turned out for the annual Big Sleep on Saturday night, organised by Cumbria Community Foundation in aid of the Winter Warmth Fund.
Participants braced the cold and spent a night under the stars in conditions which plummeted to -6 to fundraise for older people who need support paying for their heating and fuel bills.
330 people took part in total, with just over 200 at Windermere and around 130 sleeping out in their gardens or at other locations like the Brownies at Wetheral.
Organisers are pleased with turnout.
Over 50 ‘Little Sleepers’, aged 6-16, were present for the nigh and the oldest participant was aged 71.
Volunteers were kept warm throughout the night with "Cowboy Stew", courtesy of English Lakes Hotels, and fresh coffee, ground and made by Carvetii Coffee
Participants were happy to take on the freezing temperatures for a worthy cause.
The Big Sleep has so far raised more than £12,000 but organisers are expecting a lot more as all donations are collected.
The Winter Warmth Appeal has raised over £64,000 and has helped over 400 older people so far this winter.
With people still able to donate to the appeal, there is hope that last years total of £100,000 will be beaten.