Key information

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

 

For more information, please contact Chris Elliott, Marketing and Fundraising Manager, telephone: 01603 886933, or e-mail chris.elliott@benjaminfoundation.co.uk 

 

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Sleep Out 2017

Would you step out of your comfort zone?

 

Norwich: Friday 17th November

 

Places still available - please contact chris.elliott@benjaminfoundation.co.uk 07825 130003

 

Introduction

If you want to take yourself out of your comfort zone in support of a local charity - this is the event for you! 

We are inviting individuals and businesses to join Sleep Out 2017 and spend one night sleeping outside at our organised events in Norwich and Ipswich to raise money and awareness of the issue of youth homelessness.

This is the third year of our Sleep Out events and the money raised will help to support our work locally.

The event is not meant to be a comparison to the life a homeless person leads, and it 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. 

This year, we are holding 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.  

 

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.  

For more details on the events around the country click here www.sleep-out.org.uk

Homelessness is one of the key areas of our work and, at any one time, we provide a home and support to over 100 young people in Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Each November, all the charities in the End Youth Homelessness campaign organise their own Sleep Out events to highlight the issue and raise money to provide extra support to the people affected.   

Those who took part in last year's Sleep Out event have told us that it gave them a better appreciation of the hardships faced.  

 

 

Where and When?

Ipswich Sleep Out 2017

Date: Friday 3rd November.

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

Norwich Sleep Out 2017

Date: Friday 17th November.

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

 

Book Your Place Now!

We are using Eventbrite for you to book your place at one of our Sleep Out events. Note: These events are only open to people aged 18 years and above.

Click here to sign up for Ipswich Sleep Out.

Click here to sign up for Norwich Sleep Out.

The registering cost is £25.00 per person, 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.  

 

Fundraising 

We ask each participant to raise a minimum of £100.00 in sponsorship, in addition to the registration fee.  

The easiest way to do this is via 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, 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.