We didn’t want COVID-19 and social distancing to put a stop to our much-loved annual event, the Big Sleep Out. Which is why this year, we’re asking you to brave the outdoors on World Homeless Day and raise vital funds for Launchpad – at home!
Take on the challenge of swapping your comfortable bed for a sleeping bag in your garden, office or business park and help raise £25,000 – so Launchpad can continue ensuring vulnerable people in Reading don’t lose their home and spend night-after-night on the streets.
Join our virtual event on World Homeless Day, Saturday 10 October, with friends, family and colleagues – where together you can live stream a packed programme via Facebook Live from 6pm.
Take part in activities such as den building and cooking with the contents of a food bank parcel; hear from Launchpad clients who have experienced homelessness; and listen to a bedtime story from a special guest before bedding down for the night.
By taking part in Big Sleep Out at home, we are asking you to raise £250 to help our mission to prevent homelessness in Reading – and we will support you every step of the way. We’ve provided lots of resources to help you achieve your target, and our team are always on hand to offer advice on the best ways to fundraise.
The Big Sleep Out at home doesn’t aim to replicate homelessness. But it will give you a brief insight into some of the things you might experience if you were sleeping rough – such as cold temperatures, an uncomfortable bed and limited sleep.
And with every pound you raise for Launchpad, you are ensuring people at risk of homelessness in Reading don’t have to face those conditions night-after-night.
Please note: All participants will receive an event pack a few weeks before the Big Sleep Out at home and it will be full of goodies to get you through the night! Including snacks, an event programme and an exclusive Launchpad beanie!