In October 2019, we are once again teaming up with other homelessness organisations in Bristol for the annual Bristol Sleep Out. Join hundreds of others to highlight the reality of homelessness and poverty in the city, and join The Big Issue Foundation team to support our work in the local area with Big Issue vendors.
Whether you are coming alone, or with a friends or colleagues, it will be an eye-opening experience that will make a difference to the lives of Big Issue vendors.
It will provide a small insight into what it might be like without a safe place to call home, and having to rely on the support of others.
You will need to be prepared for the night. Here are the suggestions from the organisers about what you should bring:
- Layers of warm clothing (thermal underwear if possible) and wear a hat and gloves.
- A cardboard or a roll mat to insulate you and keep you dry from the ground
- A warm sleeping bag
- Waterproof covering such as a survival bag