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For more details or queries contact Chris Elliott

Telephone: 01603 886933

Email: chris.elliott@benjaminfoundation.co.uk
 

 

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Sleep Out 2017

Ipswich (Friday 3 November)

Norwich (Friday 17 November)

This year we will have two Sleep Out events - one each in Norwich and Ipswich.  This reflects that in 2016 we started delivering homelessness work in Ipswich and elsewhere in Suffolk in addition to our work in Norwich and around Norfolk.  

 

Introduction

If you want to take yourself out of your comfort zone whilst supporting a charity working in Norfolk and Suffolk this is the event for you! 

2017 will be the third year of our Sleep Out events which highlight the issue of homelessness and raise money to support our work with local homeless young people.

This event will never replicate the hardship faced by those who are homeless.  However, we want the event to bring to life the challenges of sleeping outside. 

Why A Sleep Out? 

We are part of the national End Youth Homelessness campaign alongside other charities who also support homeless young people between the ages of 16 and 25. Homelessness is one of the key areas of our work and at any one time we are providing a home and support to over 100 young people in Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Each year all the charities in the End Youth Homelessness campaign organise their own Sleep Out events in November to highlight the issue and raise money to provide extra support to the people affected.  All money raised at our Sleep Out events will help our work locally.  

The Sleep Out is not meant to be a comparison to the life a homeless person leads but people who took part last year have told us that it did give them a better appreciation of the hardships faced.  For more details on the events around the country click here www.sleep-out.org.uk

Where And When Are The Events?

Ipswich Sleep Out 2017

Date: Friday 3rd November.

Venue: Constantine House, Suffolk County Council, Constantine Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DH.

Norwich Sleep Out 2017

Date: Friday 17th November.

Venue: Prospect House, Archant, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE. 

What Happens At The Event?

  • We ask participants to arrive at the venue between 7pm and 8pm.

  • During the evening we will show a short video and give a talk about our support for young people who would otherwise be homeless.  

  • This is an outdoor event but there will be access to indoor toilets. 

  • Some hot food will be provided free of charge during the evening.

  • Hot drinks will be available to make yourself throughout the night. 

  • From 11pm we ask participants to keep noise to a minimum to respect others taking part and neighbours who may be asleep.

  • We will provide a small hot breakfast free of charge from 6am to 7am when the event ends.

What You Should Bring

  • A sleeping bag

  • Lots of layers of warm and waterproof clothing including a hat and gloves

  • Cardboard to put down under your sleeping bag – it helps keep out the cold and is a little softer than the tarmac car park.

  • Your own snacks and drinks if you wish.

  • Please do not bring alcohol.

Book Your Place Now!

We are using Eventbrite for you to book your place at one of our Sleep Out events.

Click this link to sign up for Ipswich Sleep Out:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ipswich-sleep-out-2017-tickets-36114911673

Click this link to sign up for Norwich Sleep Out:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/norwich-sleep-out-2017-tickets-36114604755

The cost of registering is £25 plus £1.87 Eventbrite fee. This reserves your place at your chosen event and helps us cover our costs.   

If you'd rather pay by cheque, bank transfer or cash to our Head Office please contact Chris Elliott by phone 01603 886933 or email chris.elliott@benjaminfoundation.co.uk 

Once you've registered please look at the section below which explains how to start fundraising.  

Note: These events are only open to people aged 18 years and above.

Fundraising 

Please register for your event first as explained above. Once you've done that we ask each participant to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship in addition to the registration fee.  

The easiest way to do this is to on Virgin Money Giving where our charity is registered.  

To set up your own fundraising page to gain sponsors use these links:

Norwich Sleep Out 2017: https://goo.gl/aJZzJ9

Ipswich Sleep Out 2017: https://goo.gl/mYQT9K 

Select the Start Fundraising option and then complete your details to set up your personal fundraising page.  

If you would prefer not to use Virgin Money Giving you can download a sponsorship form to raise money offline here.