As Stonepillow mark their 30th anniversary, the Big Sleep Out is coming to Bognor Regis for the very first time! Proudly sponsored by Kiwi Recruitment.
Swap your bed for a cardboard shelter for just one night, and get sponsored to sleep out, so others don’t have to. This amazing challenge raises funds and awareness of homelessness and the work Stonepillow do across West Sussex. Every penny you raise will enable them to provide essential support to local homeless people within our community.
When? 4pm, Saturday 11th May – 8am, Sunday 12th May Where? Bognor Regis Town Football Club have kindly let them host the event in their grounds. Nyewood Lane, Bognor Regis PO21 2TY.
How do I register? Registration is £12 per person. However, Early Bird tickets are available for just £10 until 1st March 2019 so sign up now!
Who can take part? Everyone! You can register as an individual or why not get a group of friends or colleagues together? The Big Sleep Out can be a great team building exercise.
Please note, anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must download and complete a parental consent form.
Can my organisation get involved? Yes absolutely! This is a fantastic opportunity to support a worthy cause whilst raising your profile in the local and wider community.
What about fundraising? Stonepillow encourage participants to set themselves a target of £250 per person. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to get started, the team can offer support and guidance every step of the way – it’s fun and a great challenge! Head to JustGiving to set up your very own sponsorship page. If you are unable to take part in this year’s event but would still like to make a contribution, you can either donate directly to Stonepillow or sponsor another participant via JustGiving.
Why a Big Sleep Out? Stonepillow provides support 365 days a year in Chichester, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton and have 96 clients in our accommodation on any given evening. By taking part in the Big Sleep Out and raising as much as possible, you can help them to empower homeless and vulnerable people to make positive changes in their lives.
What happens at the event? The event does not aim to replicate homelessness but it will give you a small insight into the harsh realities of rough sleeping. Stonepillow do promise to make the night enjoyable for you and keep you fed and watered! Registration takes place from 4:00pm followed by the big build of cardboard shelters. This will be followed by the official judging and award of ‘Best Shelter’, a BBQ and evening of entertainment for all our participants.
What’s it like? Please read the Frequently Asked Questions on the Stonepillow website or for more information or contact the team on 01243 537934 or [email protected].