The Big Sleep Out, London

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Key event details

  • Date: Friday 17th November 2017
  • Times: 8pm registration through to 6am breakfast
  • Venue: The Kia Oval , the home of Surrey County Cricket Club and one of the oldest and most historic stadiums in the world.
  • Fundraising Target: £350
  • Registration fee: £25 or £20 per person for a team of 5 or more

The Big Sleep Out is now sold out for 2017, you can add yourself to the waiting list here and we will let you know as soon as more spaces become available. To be the first to hear about the launch of The Big Sleep Out 2018, please register your interest here. Our next event is The Big London Night Walk 2018 and there are spaces available if you would like to register.

Taking place on Friday 17th November, at The Kia Oval, The Big Sleep Out will challenge you to abandon your comfort zone to support Big Issue vendors! Big Issue Foundation supporters will be bedding down in the stands of the stadium in the open-air.

As well as a venue change to The Kia Oval, this year’s Big Sleep Out has an exciting line-up for the evening. We are delighted to announce that The Adam Street Singers will be returning, after a hugely popular performance at The Big Sleep Out in 2015! The panel discussion with former and current Big Issue vendors will return, but this time Big Issue vendors will be involved from across the UK.

"It was such an amazing fundraiser. I now feel as though all misconceptions have been cleared up and I have a far better understanding of how exactly the charity helps its vendors, and I have so much respect for them. To be able to pick yourself up and be so determined to better their situations in any way they can is very courageous and inspiring!"
Former Big Sleep Out Participant

We will also be screening ‘Sleeping Rough', a community-based film raising awareness of street homelessness in the UK. The docu-drama film is the product of over a year's worth of interviews with rough sleepers, members of the homeless community living in hostels and shelters, charity leaders and local council members. It follows three different characters, looking at how each of them becomes homeless, the struggles they face whilst sleeping on the street, and what 'ways out' there are.

Places are extremely limited and last year’s event sold in advance so we recommend signing up fast  to avoid disappointment!

You can read about the 2016 event here, view the photo gallery from the latest event here and the video below.

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