Could you spend one night outside so a young person doesn't have to?

We want to end youth homelessness and we’re tackling the problem locally by providing a home and support to over 100 vulnerable young adults each night. Every year, we provide over 40,000 safe nights accommodation.

We give the young people stability and support their education, training and careers and ensure they have life skills such as shopping, cooking and being able to budget their money so they can leave us to forge an independent life.

Your support at Ipswich Sleep Out on Thursday 4th November 2021 will help make this happen. Whether you wish to take part as an individual or in a group with friends or colleagues, you can help us to keep vulnerable young adults off the streets by fundraising and gaining sponsorship for your challenge of spending one night sleeping outside.

We recognise that Sleep Out is not the same as the real hardship faced by rough sleepers but it does give those participating the opportunity to see for themselves what it might feel like to be homeless.

The event is also a great way to build awareness of the issue of homelessness in our region, whilst raising much-needed funds, which are used to deliver the work we do to tackle youth homelessness in Suffolk. In today’s climate of funding cuts and uncertainty following the pandemic, fundraising has become more important than ever if we are to continue the work we do in this region.

Sleep Out 2019 was a record breaker for our charity with over 250 people taking part across two counties, raising over £100,000. You can help us to make Sleep Out 2021 even bigger! 

End Youth Homelessness

We are proud to be the eastern region partner of the End Youth Homelessness partnership. Each of the member charities around the UK organise Sleep Out events in November. Money raised helps to prevent more young people ending up on the streets. Your fundraising at Ipswich Sleep Out can support local people.

Last year, 121,000 young people faced homelessness in the UK (source: Centrepoint) and that is why we need to take action.

How do I take part?

Book your place

We are using Eventbrite* for you to book your place at Ipswich Sleep Out. Booking is essential.

The registration cost is £25.00 per person, plus a small Eventbrite fee. This reserves your place at your chosen event and helps us cover our costs, enabling your fundraising to go to where it is needed most.

*Eventbrite security information can be found here.

If you’d rather pay by cheque, bank transfer or cash to our Head Office please contact Jessica Glover on 01603 615670 or email [email protected]

We can offer full time students a discounted registration cost of £10. Please contact us to register at the student rate.

Note: This event is only open to people aged 18 years and above but those under 18 may be interested in ‘Do your own Sleep Out.’

Book for Ipswich Sleep Out today

Fundraising

*Please book your Sleep Out place on Eventbrite before setting up your JustGiving page*

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 JustGiving where our charity is registered. If you’re taking part as a group, you can either set up individual fundraising pages, or a group one.

If you would prefer not to use JustGiving you can download a sponsorship form to raise money offline. Don’t worry if you don’t reach your fundraising target – you can still take part – and there’s plenty of opportunities to increase your total during and after the event too!

Click here to set up your JustGiving fundraising page!

 

Youth Support

Sleep Out Essentials – What you need to bring:

  • A sleeping bag.
  • Lots of layers of warm and waterproof clothing, including gloves. We will provide you with a beanie hat but you may wish to bring your own.
  • Cardboard to put underneath your sleeping bag – it helps keep out the cold and is a little softer than the tarmac car park.
  • Some hot food (including a vegan option) will be provided during the evening but you may also wish to bring your own snacks and drinks if you wish. In the morning, there will be bacon rolls and dairy free porridge, and hot drinks will be available throughout the event.
  • Please do not bring alcohol.

Any questions? Contact us on 01603 615670 or email [email protected]

Quote Marks Left I enjoy doing it. It's a good cause. I can't run marathons or jump out of planes so I do this. The money raised provides ongoing help. It equips young people for life after The Benjamin Foundation.

Norwich Sleep Out 2017 participant

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