The Big Sleep Out is back! Please join us for a night under the stars.
The idea behind The Big Sleep Out is to get sponsored to sleep outside for just ONE night in order to raise valuable funds and awareness for the homeless.
Although we do not wish to represent homelessness, the night will show some of the harsh realities faced by rough sleepers each night. So sleep outside with us, so that others don't have to.
We do promise to make the night enjoyable for you, and to keep you safe, warm, watered and fed! The evening will begin with hot food and some live music, with hot drinks available all night.
Then, it's light out! Tuck into your sleeping bag, get wrapped up and sleep beneath the stars until morning arrives. Wake up to a FREE breakfast, a great sense of achievement and a different outlook.
The Big Sleep Out will be held on Friday 9th June 2017 from 6:30pm. The event finishes at 9am the next morning, following breakfast.
The Taunton Football Club on Wordsworth Drive have kindly allowed us to use their carpark again - a perfect spot for our night outside. There is a second car park to park your car and toilets on site.
Who can take part?
Everyone! As long as you are fit and well enough to sleep outside for one night. We ask that any one under the age of 16 comes along with a guardian. You can come alone, with a friend or part of a big group! We encourage colleagues to come together too - it can be a great team building exercise! In previous years, our youngest participant has been 5 and our eldest has been 85! If you have any doubts, please get in touch!
What to bring?
Please bring a warm sleeping bag or duvet to keep yourself warm when sleeping. It is also important that you bring lots of layers of clothing, as well as hats, gloves etc - although it will be June, the nights can still get very cold so you need to make sure you can keep yourself warm!
You are welcome to bring your own snacks, however a hot meal will be provided for a cheap price on the night (you wont need more than £5 for food and drinks!) Tents are not permitted, but you may bring other items that'll keep you comfortable, for example a sleeping mat and pillow.
What will we provide?
> Everyone will receive a fresh piece of cardboard to sleep on and a welcome pack with a few things to help throughout the night.
> There will be toilets on site, and we will provide first aid support and security to keep us safe throughout the night.
> The night will start with some live music and BBQ food (with veggie options) and hot drinks will be available throughout the night. (If you're lucky, there may even be cake!)
> There will be limited undercover space for extreme weather.
I need more information:
That's fine! Please download the list of FAQs below - or contact Rosie on 01823 271326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org - we are happy to help!
Where do I sign up?
Great! We're so pleased you're going to be joining us for The Big Sleep Out 2017. Please download the registration form below, fill it out and return to Rosie Hather (details of where to return can be found at the bottom of the form) We will then send you more details and the next steps!
You can take a look at last year's event by clicking here