We’re so pleased to announce that The Big Sleep Out is back for its fourth year!
On Friday 8th June, we’ll be joining together at Taunton Town Football Club to spend a night sleeping under the stars.
Our aim is to put an end to rough sleeping and ensure that no one has to spend more than 1 night sleeping on the streets. The Big Sleep Out is a real eye opener, and gives a taste of what it’s like to sleep outside with no cover and just a piece of cardboard beneath you.
As well as raising awareness of homelessness, the night raises valuable funds for our Outreach Team, who are at the very heart of ensuring rough sleepers do not suffer. Our Outreach Team work hard to support anyone found to be homeless and move them into suitable and welcoming accommodation as possible.
Outreach is a very important part of what we do, and without the team, many more people would be sleeping on the streets and for longer periods of time.
What happens at the Big Sleep Out?
Although the night shows some of the harsh realities of sleeping rough, we put on an enjoyable evening for participants who are kindly giving up their bed for a night. Hot food and drinks are available and we’ll be entertaining you with some local live music, all performers joining us free of charge!
As the night draws in, we’ll be settling down in our sleeping bags and attempting to sleep through the night with no cover.
Who can take part?
Anyone! This event is suitable for all ages (within reason!) as long as you are medically well enough to spend a night sleeping outside. Past participants have been as young as 4 years old and as old as 84 years old. We ensure everyone is kept safe with a first aider and security guard present and extra blankets and hot drinks to keep you warm!
Sign me up!
Great! We’re so pleased you’d like to join us at the Big Sleep Out. All you need to do is fill out a registration form (and a medical form) and pay a small registration fee and we’ll send you further details. You can download forms here:
Or contact Rosie on firstname.lastname@example.org / 01823 271326
Can’t wait to see you there!
A look back on the past years of Sleep Outs…