Thank you for taking on the challenge

Unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone our biggest fundraiser, Trinity’s Big Sleep Out, due to Coronavirus but we promise that we are working hard to get a new date set for later in the year and hope that you will be able to join us again then.

In the meantime, we want our supporters to get creative for Trinity’s Big Sleep In! Throughout May we are asking you to hold your own sleep out at home, in your bedroom, lounge, or even your garden with members of your household.

Take a look below at some great ideas and get building.

Thank you to our supporters who have been getting involved in Trinity’s Big Sleep In, raising over £2,600!
Richard slept out on Friday 15th May, raising over £1,800 and hopes to take on Trinity’s Big Sleep Out next during his year as President of Winchester Rotary which begins in July.
Anita and her family created a Campervan shelter.
Our long term supporters Ridge LLP raised £600 to suppport Trinity
Susan took on Trinity’s Big Sleep In and spent the night in her sleeping bag in the garden, raising £265.

In your home or garden

Whether it’s in your bedroom, lounge or garden, you can create anything you like from a cardboard spaceship, forts, a replica of your companies building or maybe even Winchester Cathedral.

Set up your JustGiving page & share

You can create a free fundraising page on JustGiving and ask family and friends to donate to Trinity.

It’s super easy to set up and makes fundraising fuss free with money going directly to Trinity Winchester.

Build your cardboard shelter

First things first, find your cardboard. This can be anything from a TV box, shoe boxes and even toilet rolls. We’ve got some fun examples of shelters here, but you can find lots more on our website with some top tips!

Get your friends involved virtually

As we are unable to take on the sleep out together on Friday 15th May, why not get your friends and family involved virtually. Send us your pictures and we’ll add them to our social sites and website #TRINITYSBIGSLEEPIN

Shelter Build Challenge

Step 1 – Each house team creates their own shelters

Step 2 – Reveal them to each other over video call on the same day

Step 3 – Rate each other’s shelters out of 10

Step 4 – The team with the highest score wins – losers donates to Trinity

Building Materials


Cardboard boxes

Paper tubes from toilet rolls

Shoe boxes




Get Creative

Take a look at these great examples of cardboard shelters.

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