In February 2018, we are once again teaming up with other homelessness organisations in Bristol for the annual Bristol Sleep Out for Bristol Homelessness Awareness Week. 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.
Last year’s team raised a fantastic £15,400 and we are looking for new fundraisers to take on the challenge on this cold February night. 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 bring a warm sleeping bag and lots of layers. We suggest bringing a ground sheet or some cardboard to sleep on, and some waterproof sheeting or a survival bag.
This event will sell out in advance, so we recommend registering your interest so we can let you know as soon as registration officially opens later this year.
To get a better insight into the evening you can see a video from the Sleep Out 2017 below: