The Big Sleep Out
The number of people who are homeless is on the rise, not just in terms of people sleeping on the streets, but the ‘hidden homeless’, staying in hostels, sofa surfing or in unsuitable, temporary accommodation.
Trinity is working hard to support around 639 individuals a year through our direct access drop-in day centre and fundraising events such as the Big Sleep Out are an important part of raising both funds and awareness for Trinity’s work and you can help too by joining in with our biggest fundraiser of the year.
In 2019, you helped us raise an incredible £42,000 to support our services.
Our annual Big Sleep Out is going virtual this year and we want you to join us on Friday 14th May.
Are you ready to swap your cosy bed to take on this challenge? You’ll have to resist the temptation to jump back underneath your warm bed covers for one night, to raise money and awareness to help reduce homelessness.
You can get creative and build yourself a cardboard shelter to sleep out in your garden, whilst listening to nature and the wildlife around you. You could even bed down for the night in your bathtub! Wherever you sleep, make sure it’s unusual and don’t forget your sleeping bag.
Every penny that you raise in sponsorship will go back into Trinity’s services, to help us to keep offering long-term, positive change.
This is not an experience of being homeless, as we will all be taking part in our own homes or gardens, but it is a fun way to raise funds and awareness.
Each attendee will receive an extra special goody bag which will include a beanie to keep you warm, a useful torch to help you see through the night, a selfie frame to take photos of your shelter-building masterpieces and some tasty snacks.
You’ll come through the keyhole and take an exclusive tour of our new accommodation project UnderOneRoof@trinity and our current drop-in day centre.
Music and entertainment from local artistes, a magical magician show, shelter building activities and a chance to test your knowledge in our sleep out quiz.