The Big Sleep 2022

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The Big Sleep 2022 will take place on Tuesday 22nd March at both the University of Leicester and De Montfort University in aid of The Bridge Homelessness to Hope!

Sleeping out for the night might be fun, but for many people this is an every night reality, and is why The Bridge Homelessness to Hope are once again spending a night sleeping outside to fundraise for their much-needed and important work with the homeless community.

The Bridge Homelessness To Hope is an outreach to the lost and lonely of Leicester, to the homeless and to those who just have nowhere to go and no one to turn to.

By participating in this event, you are helping to support the vital work we do, which includes providing:

  • A Breakfast and Lunch Service

  • Access to Hot Showers

  • Clothing and Toiletries

  • Washing and Drying Facilities

We also have three Case Workers, who will then look to support our guests with a range of needs, including:

  • Housing Advice and Support

  • Benefit Advice and Support

  • Connecting with a GP or Dentist

  • Job Applications/Writing a CV

  • Accessing Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

  • Accessing our Creative Sessions including Arts & Crafts, Photography, Music and Cooking

Thank you to long Harbour!

From everyone at The Bridge Homelessness to Hope, we would like to say a massive thank you to Long Harbour for sponsoring our 'Big Sleep' on 22nd March and for kindly donating £800 to our fundraiser. Your support means the world!

A message from Long Harbour:

"Long Harbour Group is proud to sponsor The Bridge Homelessness To Hope and the incredible work the charity does to support those most vulnerable and in need in Leicester. The team provides a broad range of services, helping as many people as possible in Leicester, and we are pleased to be able to support The Bridge in the work they do."

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Thank you
Tetenal Ltd!

From everyone at The Bridge Homelessness to Hope, we would like thank Tetenal Ltd for sponsoring our 'Big Sleep' on 22nd March and for kindly donating £400 to our fundraiser!

A message from Tetenal Ltd:

 

"Tetenal Ltd is proud to sponsor The Bridge Homelessness to Hope and their participation in The Big Sleep 2022. They bring vital awareness to the issues faced by some of the most vulnerable people in our society and provide a wealth of support services to people who often find themselves with no one to turn to. Nobody aims to be homeless, but circumstances can often conspire to leave people in a situation they never dreamed they would be in. We’re pleased to be able to support The Bridge charity."

Family first day nurseries sponsor The Big Sleep 2022

A massive thankyou to everyone at Family First Day Nurseries for sponsoring our 'Big Sleep' on 22nd March and for donating £500 to our fundraiser! Your generosity will go a long way in helping The Bridge to support Leicester's homeless community.

A message from Family First Day Nurseries:

 

"Family First Day Nurseries are proud to sponsor The Bridge Homelessness to Hope in The Big Sleep 2022, as they raise funds and awareness around the issues surrounding homelessness. The Bridge provides a range of support to the homeless and vulnerably housed of Leicester and we are pleased to be able to help them with their work."

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Event Details

When & where will the Big sleep 2022 take place?

 

The Big Sleep will take place on Tuesday 22nd March 2022 between 8pm - 8pm at the following locations:

Centenary Square at the University of Leicester

(In the case of adverse weather, The Big Sleep will be moved into the Charles Wilson Sports Hall at the UoL Campus Centre).

 

Outside the Food Village at De Montfort University on Mill Lane

(In the case of adverse weather, The Big Sleep will be moved into the DMU Campus Centre building on Mill Lane).

Who can Get Involved?

Anyone over the age of 18 can take part in The Big Sleep 2022.

Build up your team of supporters by getting your friends, family and colleagues involved with your fundraiser. Whether they sponsor your 'Big Sleep' or join you for a night under the stars, we want you to get as many people involved as possible in support of The Bridge and to raise awareness of homelessness.

 

How do I take part in The Big Sleep 2022?

To take part in The Big Sleep 2022, you will need to do the following:

If you are a student taking part in The Big Sleep, please follow the instructions below to register for the event:

University of Leicester

Students from the University of Leicester who are taking part in The Big Sleep will need to complete an Online Registration Form with UoL.

De Montfort University

Students from De Montfort University who are taking part in The Big Sleep will be able to sign up via the Careers Portal.

What you will need:

  • A sleeping bag and blankets

  • A flask for hot drinks

  • Warm clothing - the more layers the better!

  • Scarf, hat and gloves

Cardboard (for under your sleeping bag) will be provided.

We are trying to make this as authentic as possible, so whilst we will encourage you to bring your mobile phone, we would ask that you please keep usage to an absolute minimum and preferably only on social media to promote the event. (Fundraising for ‘The Big Sleep’ is of course very important but it’s also important to highlight the issue of homelessness).

 

Health & Safety

A risk assessment has been carried out for the event and there will be a qualified first aider on hand throughout.

There will be toilet access on all of our 'Big Sleep' sites

 

Get in Touch!

For more information about The Big Sleep, please get in touch with us via info@bridgeleicester.org

 

Thank you in advance from all of us at The Bridge Homelessness to Hope!

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