THE 5th Tyldesley Cubs were given a special visit by Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham recently.

The cubs took part in a "cardboard city" sleepover at their Shuttle Street headquarters in February.

The sleeping conditions were set up to represent how a homeless person sleeps.

The 37 cubs made their own cardboard shelters to sleep in and were only allowed to bring a pillow, sleeping bag and roll mat.

They weren't allowed to bring a change of clothes or any toiletries.

Mr Burnham talked to the cubs about the A Bed Every Night, homelessness in Greater Manchester and what the money the cubs have raised from their Cardboard City Sleepover will be spent on.

A total of £1,253 was raised with half going towards the mayor's A Bed Every Night scheme and the other half going to new tents for the group.