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Ipswich Sleep Out 2019

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Birketts

Providence House

141-145 Princes Street

Ipswich

IP1 1QJ

United Kingdom

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Ipswich Sleep Out 2019 - be part of it!

Birketts' Car Park, Providence House, 141-145 Princes Street
Friday 1st November 2019

Could you spend a winter's night sleeping outside?
Challenge yourself and help us to end youth homelessness.

We are returning to the car park of Birkett's new Ipswich office in 2019 for our third Ipswich Sleep Out and we invite you, your friends and colleagues to join us.

We want to end youth homelessness and we are tackling the problem locally by providing a home and support to over 100 vulnerable young adults each night in Suffolk and Norfolk. We give the young people stability and support their education, training and careers and ensure they have life skills such as shopping, cooking and being able to budget their money so they can leave us to forge an independent life.

Your support at Sleep Out will help make this happen. Whether you wish to take part as an individual or in a group, you can help us to keep vulnerable young adults off the streets by fundraising and gaining sponsorship for your challenge.

We recognise that Sleep Out is not the same as the real hardship faced by rough sleepers but it does give those participating the opportunity to see for themselves what it might feel like to be homeless. The event is also a great way to build awareness of the issue of homelessness in our region, whilst raising much-needed funds, which are used to deliver the work we do to tackle youth homelessness in Norfolk. In today’s climate of funding cuts and political uncertainty, fundraising has become more important than ever if we are to continue the work we do in this region.

We ask each participant to raise a minimum of £100.00 in sponsorship, in addition to the registration fee. The easiest way to do this is via Virgin Money Giving, where our charity is registered.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is only for those aged 18 and above.

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

Participants are not able to park at the venue. However, there is street parking nearby and there are also several car parks nearby, some of which are free after 8pm, including New Portman Road and West End Road car parks. The location is also just a short walk from Ipswich Train Station.

What can I bring into the event?

We advise participants to dress warmly and bring their own cardboard and sleeping bags to the event. No alcohol or smoking is permitted on site.

Where is the event taking place?

The event is taking place in the car park behind Birkett's Providence House, which you can enter from Chalon Street. There is access to inside toilets through the night.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email events@benjaminfoundation or telephone 07817 014983 if you have any questions.

How do I start fundraising?

To start fundraising please register on Virgin Money Giving. After registering, you will be prompted to type in what you are fundraising for. Simply search for ‘Ipswich Sleep Out 2019’ and click on our event with the butterfly logo. If you need any help please email events@benjaminfoundation.co.uk

Are there any refreshments?

Hot drinks are available through the night in the welcome area. We are also providing a warm snack in the evening and a simple hot breakfast of a bacon roll or porridge pot in the morning.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. However, you will be emailed a registration form one week before the event. Please fill this in and bring it with you to Sleep Out to speed up your registration process.

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

Please email events@benjaminfoundation.co.uk if you would like to change or update participants. If you have booked for more than one person please email all individual names to us so we know who to expect.

Will the event go ahead in the case of bad weather?

As this is an outdoor event we will proceed in most cases of bad weather, unless it is unsafe for participants to do so. In the case of rain, there are some more sheltered areas where participants can sleep. Participants are, however, free to leave at any time that they wish once they have signed out of the venue.

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Birketts

Providence House

141-145 Princes Street

Ipswich

IP1 1QJ

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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