SLEEPOUT 2019

For the 11th year running Bristol Homeless Forum will be arranging for a sponsored sleepout to take place at Pip’n’Jay church on Friday night 11th October 2019. In 2018 we were snowed off by the Beast from the East and have changed the season by popular demand.

Applications from The Big Issue, One25, Crisis Centre Ministries, Julian Trust, See Change and Talking Money are being processed and 150 spaces have already been allocated.

We will not be aiming for the usual maximum of 250 spaces this year because space in the venue is restricted by nearby building works so we are not accepting any new expressions of interest.

To take part on behalf of one of the participating organisations you will need to register with them separately. Details are

Julian Trust – https://www.juliantrust.org.uk/sleepout2019
The Big Issue – https://www.bigissue.org.uk/event/bristol-sleep-out
One25 – https://one25.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-for-charity-bristol/sleep-out-bristol/
Crisis Centre Ministries – https://www.crisis-centre.org.uk/sleep-out-2019
See Change – contact Alex Mills
Talking Money – contact Justine Tatt

The arrangements are very similar to previous years but we are increasing the organisation registration fee to £5 per head based on the number of participants spaces you want us to reserve for you.

This is not only a fairer way to recognise the different size groups who participate but will also raise funds towards other Homeless Forum activities such as Homeless Action Week.

We have sent invitations and application forms to organisations who participated or showed interest in past years.

If your organisation has not received an invitation and you want to take part in future years please email us at sleepout.bristolhf@gmail.com but do check the conditions below to be sure we would be able to accept you if space is available.

Successful registration will depend on

  • Full completion of the application form (supplied on request)
  • Acceptance of all conditions of participation which will include
    • Providing evidence of adequate insurance cover for your participation
    • Having named stewards on the evening to manage your participants and assist with the event overall.

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