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Aberdeen SleepOut 2019

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Union Square (Car Park Level 2)

Guild Street

Aberdeen

AB11 5RG

United Kingdom

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One uncomfortable night in Union Square’s car park = helping to tackle homelessness in Aberdeen/shire.

Each year over 1,000 people affected by homelessness seek support and assistance from Aberdeen Cyrenians. With your help we will ensure that people have access to the help they need, when they need it, improving their circumstances straight away and for the long-term.

The Aberdeen SleepOut is a fundraising event taking place on 11 October 2019. Union Square are very kindly providing space on Level 2 of their car park for the event, it is covered but we can’t predict what weather we’ll see in October! It's unlikely to be the most comfortable night’s sleep you've ever had, however, the money you raise you will be helping those who are homeless and preventing it from becoming a reality for many people in the Aberdeen area.

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It’s just £15 per person to register and we ask you to raise a minimum of £50 (although the more you raise the more people that can be helped).


FAQ

What is the Aberdeen SleepOut?

Aberdeen SleepOut is an annual fundraising event organised by Aberdeen Cyrenians. Participants spend the night sleeping outdoors with just a sleeping bag and cardboard for comfort so they can experience some of the discomfort those sleeping rough feel on a daily basis. It does not aim to replicate a rough sleeping experience, but instead to raise awareness of homelessness and help give people an insight into what it might be like to sleep outdoors without heating, hot water and a comfy bed. The money raised from the event will help to tackle homelessness in Aberdeen/shire, ensuring that those affected by homelessness receive the help and support they need.

When is it happening?

The SleepOut officially starts at 8pm on Friday 11 October and finishes around 7am on Saturday 12 October. Registration on the night will be from 7pm.

Where is it taking place?

Union Square have very kindly given us use of part of their covered car park for the SleepOut. We will be on Level 2, access is through the shopping centre or via a lift in between TK Maxx and Marks and Spencer when the centre is closed. Vehicle entrances to the car park are on Market Street and Palmerston Road.

How much should I aim to raise?

We ask each individual to aim to raise a minimum of £50 but encourage you to raise as much as you can. Set-up a sponsorship page via JustGiving or print off a Sponsorship Form (available on our website) to help gather and record sponsorship. Our Fundraising Team can also provide tips and hints to increase your fundraising!

How will the money I raise help people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire?

The money you raise will directly support those who are affected by homelessness. Head over to our website to find out more about the services we provide in the North East of Scotland and how your support will make a real difference – www.aberdeen-cyrenians.org

Is there a minimum age to take part?

The minimum age is 8 but those under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times who is also registered for the event. There must be a minimum of one adult for every two children/young people aged under 16. If you have any questions about this please call us on 01224 625732.

Can I sign up as a team?

Yes! Both individuals and teams can sign up. If you have a team of ten or more taking part please contact us at fundraising@aberdeen-cyrenians.org / 01224 625732 so we can provide additional support to manage your team details.

What facilities will be provided?

In order for the event to remain realistic, the facilities provided will be kept to a minimum. There will be access to toilet facilities, cardboard to construct shelters and hot drinks available throughout the night. There will be no electricity supply.

Will I be safe?

Yes, the event will take place in an enclosed area and Aberdeen Cyrenians staff members will be in attendance for the duration of the event. We will also have qualified first aiders in attendance to deal with any medical incidents.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the SleepOut?

Parking is available however, we encourage people to use public transport wherever possible. Parking at Union Square will cost £1.50 from 6pm – 4am and £4.50 from 4am – 7am, therefore it is will cost £6 per car if you leave by 7am. More details about parking are available here: https://www.unionsquareaberdeen.com/visitor-info/parking

What happens if the weather is bad?

The event is in a covered area of the carpark however, the aim is to bring participants a step closer to the realities faced by those sleeping rough on a daily basis so will go ahead regardless of the weather. Participants should be prepared for this and are advised to bring suitable clothing. In extreme circumstances, event staff will make the decision whether it is safe to continue and will be on hand to provide assistance should the event need to be stopped.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email fundraising@aberdeen-cyrenians.org or call us on 01224 625732 if you have any questions.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. For health and safety reasons, we need to record information like emergency contact details, health issues and allergies to be aware of, etc. for each participant. We realise you may not have these to hand when registering, particularly if registering a group, so you can log back in at any time to add these. Our staff will check that all required information has been provided during the registration process at the event. It will help speed up the registration process if you can complete the information ahead of time.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

For health and safety reasons, we do need to have an accurate record of everyone participating in the Aberdeen SleepOut. If you can no longer make it and would like a friend to attend in your place, please email fundraising@aberdeen-cyrenians.org to confirm the change.

Is the personal information I provide when registering kept safely?

Yes, Aberdeen Cyrenians abides by GDPR and will ensure that your details are kept secure at all times. We will keep in touch with you about the SleepOut event and the impact of your support but will not add you to any other mailing lists without your permission. We will never pass on your details to third parties apart from in the case of an emergency during the event using the details you have provided. A copy of our privacy policy is available on our website.

You can find answers to a few more questions in our full FAQ on our website.



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Union Square (Car Park Level 2)

Guild Street

Aberdeen

AB11 5RG

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

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