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, commences at 8pm in our fenced and safe cardboard city. Around the brazier and only for those sleeping out, live unplugged music from award winning blues man King Size Slim, the melodic Hayley Savage and friends, father and son duo Keith and Harry Osborne and a bedtime story from local storyteller and artist Ed Boxall. A soup run will be provided with hot drinks 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!
FOR SLEEPERS ONLY, LIVE MUSIC
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?
Participants must be aged 18 and over to sleep out on the Stade Open Space.
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 and you will need to source your own box. In return we will provide you with a Big Sleep 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.
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!
How do I register online?
What do I need to bring for the sleep out?
Will there be toilets?
Will food be provided?
Can I just turn up on the night and sleep out?
Terms and conditions
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