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Are you ready to make a difference? Join us on the night of October 4th to 5th for The Big Sleep Out, an unforgettable event where we come together to raise awareness and funds for those experiencing homelessness in the borough of Kingston upon Thames.

About The Big Sleep Out:

The Big Sleep Out is a unique opportunity to experience just a fraction of the challenges faced by those without a place to call home, and to hear about ongoing local challenges directly from KCAH staff. By spending one night outdoors, you’ll gain insight into the realities of homelessness and help us raise vital funds to support our programs and services. 

This year's sleep out will take place within the grounds of All Saints Church in Kingston Town Centre. 

What we need from you:
We’re looking for at least 70 people to register as sleepers and commit to spending the night outside with us. Each sleeper will be tasked with raising money through sponsorship from friends, family, and colleagues. Your support will directly impact the lives of those in need and bring us one step closer to ending homelessness in our community.

We welcome groups of people from the same workplace, church group or similar to take part as small teams!

We aim to raise at least £35,000

If you cannot take part but you want to contribute, please make a donation via JustGiving now >>
www.justgiving.com/campaign/big-sleep-out-24

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"Sleeping rough and homelessness has become normalised and yet there is nothing normal about being homeless in a modern, wealthy society.

Many people in this situation have been faced with a series of circumstances that led them to homelessness and KCAH’s vision is to help those that need us to have a safe and stable home and to build a happy life.

There are up to 32 people sleeping on the streets of Kingston tonight. let’s unite to fight homelessness as together we are stronger. Sign up to our Big Sleep Out today and help raise some big money for a great cause.  You could change somebody’s life."

~Georgie Forshaw, CEO of Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness

 

Not yet 18 years old or not physically able to attend the Big Sleep Out?
KCAH is making this fundraiser activity available and accessible to all groups. Please see examples of how you can get involved and help support people experiencing homelessness and sleeping rough in 2024: 

  • School yeargroup such as year 8s within Kingston or nearby
  • Scouts/Brownies or any other group under the age of 18
  • Person or group of people with mobility restrictions or any kind of disability
  • Anything similar to the above...

Please contact Dan Whittingham via enquiries@kcah.org.uk or on 020 8255 7400 to find out more and get ready to take part!

 

Download press release or event poster for KCAH's Big Sleep Out in October 2024 here: 

Poster for KCAH Big Sleep Out October 2024 PDF
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Press Release 23 May 2024 KCAH Big Sleep Out PDF
Press Release 23 May 2024 KCAH Big Sleep Out Word doc.

 

 

Terms and Conditions:
By participating in The Big Sleep Out, you agree to adhere to the event guidelines (to be supplied in your sleep out pack nearer the time). Our charity reserves the right to cancel or modify the event if necessary.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference! Register now and join us in the fight against homelessness. Together, we can create a brighter future for everyone.

 

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