Severe weather has postponed 'Cumbria's Big Sleep', which was due to be held this Saturday in Windermere.

The outdoor fundraiser is part of Cumbria Community Foundation's Winter Warmth Appeal, which provides funds for elderly people across Cumbria who cannot pay their winter fuel bills.

More than 200 people have signed up to take part. Entries will be transferred to the new date on Saturday 27 February 2016.

We did not take the decision lightly to postpone the event due to high winds and heavy rain. We knew that some people will be disappointed but safety is paramount. I would like to thank all participants for their positive feedback and we look forward to seeing everyone next month."

Andy Beeforth, Chief Executive of Cumbria Community Foundation