"A lovely event, and a humbling experience. I will definitely be doing this again and encouraging friends to join me!" - Previous Big Sleep Out Participant
2017's Big London Sleep Out is taking place on Friday 17th November. Join us for an eye-opening evening as we bed down in the stands of The Kia Oval, in Kennington. The Big Sleep Out will give a small insight into the harsh realities of rough sleeping. Places are limited, so register now to join us for a unique opportunity to abandon your comfort zone and show support by raising vital funds for The Big Issue Foundation.
The evening will feature live music and entertainment. It will also be an evening of education and inspiration as you hear about The Big Issue Foundation from former and current Big Issue vendors in our interactive panel discussion, and in conversation, before we bed down for the night.
The stands are located outside at The Kia Oval in the open air, but the majority are under cover. It's going to be cold as you'll be sleeping outside in the stall area on the concrete floor. We suggest you bring lots of layers, a sleeping bag, and cardboard to lie on!
"It was a really good experience - people were so friendly, and I got chatting to a few people within minutes of getting settled in" - Previous Big Sleep Out Participant
You can sign up as an individual, or why not get a team of friends or colleagues together? Registration is just £20 per person if you sign up as a team of 5 or more! It’s a great place to meet likeminded people, share an unusual experience and do something to support people living difficult lives across the capital and beyond. We're asking participants to raise just £350 per person to take part in this unique outside challenge. The funds you raise will provide vital support to vendors like Paul on their journeys aways from the streets.
Register now to take part in The Big Sleep Out as there is limited availability. This charity event provides an interesting and thought provoking insight into the lives of people who are homeless and will be a night not to be missed.
By registering via Eventbrite for The Big Sleep Out London 2017, you agree to our T&Cs (https://www.bigissue.org.uk/event/big-sleep-out-london/big-sleep-out-london-2017-tcs)for this event.
If you’ve got any questions then please check out our FAQ section (https://www.bigissue.org.uk/event/big-sleep-out-london/big-sleep-out-london-frequently-asked-questions) or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 526 3459.
"I really valued the Big Issue vendor panel session in particular" - Previous Big Sleep Out Participant
Are there any age requirements to enter the event?
The minimum age to enter the event is 14. If you are aged 14 to 17 you will have to be accompanied by an adult. There is no upper age limit but it is your responsibility to ensure that you are healthy enough for sleeping out overnight. If in doubt, please take advice from your medical practitioner.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The venue is about 5 minutes walk from Oval Station on the Northern Line and 10 minutes walk from Vauxhall Station where you can access the Victoria Line, Vauxhall Bus Station and National Rail trains.Your answer goes here. For the first time, we are able to offer some parking for the event, please do let us know if you require a parking space.
What shall I bring into the event?
We strongly advise you not to bring valuables to the event. It's going to be cold as you will be sleeping in the stall area, although undercover it is in the open air. We suggest bringing lots of layers and a sleeping bag. We also suggest bringing a sheet of cardboard to have on the floor or roll matt. We recommend that you bring extra warm clothes including a couple of pairs of socks, hat and gloves.
You don't need to bring any money with you for the event, but there will be a chance to buy a Big Issue Foundation beanie hat or t-shirt for £10 and there will of course be opportunities to donate more to support our work if you would like to.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email email@example.com or call the events team on 0207 526 3459
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The Big Issue Foundation’s mission as a UK charity for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed, is to connect vendors with the vital support and personal solutions that enable them to rebuild their lives; 'to determine their own pathways to a better future.