Swap your bed for a sleeping bag for one night and give a homeless person a chance of a better future.
Returning for the 5th year, the Big Sleep encourages teams and individuals to sleep out on the Stade Open Space for a night in a cardboard box to raise awareness and vital funds for Seaview. The sleep out, a ticketed event and commences at 10pm in our fenced and safe cardboard city. An unplugged intimate set, exclusively for those sleeping out, will take place around the brazier by award winning blues man King Size Slim. A soup run will be provided and hot drinks will be available throughout the night. Porridge will be served the following morning. Tickets for the sleep out are free but you do need to fundraise a minimum of £25. Of course we’d like you to raise a lot more and there are lots of prizes to be won if you do!
Is there a minimum amount I need to raise to take part?
Can I participate as a group?
Is there an age limit for this event?
However if you are under 18 and would like to replicate the experience, you could set up your own Big Sleep experience at home, in your or a friend’s garden. Terms and conditions apply and we will need to see written consent from a parent or guardian. In return we will provide you with a Big Sleep cardboard box, a hat, badge, soup and porridge for you to take away. For more details please contact the Big Sleep team on firstname.lastname@example.org
We advise participants aged 65 and over to seek medical advice before registering for the event.
Will I be safe?
You will be sleeping in a secure area and we will have security guards and stewards to protect you. However please be sensible, try and avoid bringing along anything valuable or fragile. We will provide a cardboard box for you to sleep in, you need to remember a warm sleeping bag!