The Big Sleep 2022


We are excited to announce that The Big Sleep 2022 will take place on Tuesday 22nd March at the University of Leicester 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

Event Details

When & where will the Big sleep 2022 take place?


The Big Sleep will take place on Tuesday 22nd March 2022 at the University of Leicester outside in Centenary Square.*

*In the case of adverse weather, The Big Sleep will be moved into the Charles Wilson Sports Hall at the University of Leicester.

A massive thank you to The University of Leicester for hosting this event again and for their great support in putting this event on!

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:

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


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