Trinity Winchester is once again hosting Trinity’s Big Sleep Out to raise money for their work with homeless and other vulnerable people. Join them on Friday 15th May 2020 for an eye-opening night taking on the challenge of sleeping outside in the grounds of the Winchester Cathedral.

The evening consists of fundraising, entertainment, building cardboard shelters and enjoying delicious food from local vendors. But from 10pm the challenge is to get some sleep away from any home comforts. Every penny raised in sponsorship will go back into Trinity’s services, offering long-term, positive change, getting people out of homelessness and ready to move onto independent living and into employment.

The eighth Winchester Big Sleep Out is being sponsored by Fyffes. Sam Power from Fyffes says “We’re delighted to be able to support The Big Sleep Out this year – it’s a fantastic initiative. Well done to Trinity Winchester and to all those taking part”

Sue McKenna, Chief Executive of Trinity Winchester, commented “This is our biggest event of the year bringing in people from all over the city for this unique night.  The sleep out is not an experience of homelessness, as we will all return to a warm shower and home the following morning but is an eye-opening way to raise money and awareness for our services. Last year over £42,000 was put back into providing long-term support for vulnerable people, please sign up to help us raise this again.”

The maximum number of participants is 400, with spaces filling up quickly. Registration is open now at For more information contact the team on 01962 828636.

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This event is not an experience of being homeless. We cannot imagine the realities of sleeping rough every night. We will return to the comfort of our homes the following morning, which is not an option for thousands of people. This event is an interesting way to raise vital funds, whilst having a challenging night.

Key Info

  • Venue: Winchester Cathedral
  • Time: 18:00 Friday 15th May – 07:00 Saturday 16th May
  • Cost: £12 to sleep out / £55 for groups – including a bacon/egg bap next the morning
  • Fundraising: £100 sponsorship target
  • Children are welcome, recommended age 7+. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times