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Launchpad Big Sleep Out 2018

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Queen Anne's School

6 Henley Road

Reading

RG4 6DX

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Launchpad's annual Big Sleep Out aims to raise money and awareness of the realities of sleeping rough.

Every year people sign up to spend a night under the stars to try and understand what it is like for those who are homeless. By hosting our event in the autumn, we are helping to prevent homelessness in winter months when rough sleeping becomes even more dangerous, and often fatal. In 2017, 120 'Big Sleepers' raised over £40,000 which was used by Launchpad to support some of Reading’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people.

This year's Big Sleep Out will run from Friday 31 August - Saturday 1 September, 7pm - 7am. The event will be held at Queen Anne’s School in Caversham; an inspiring setting just north of the River Thames with gated grounds and plenty of parking for all our sleepers. Throughout the evening you'll enjoy live music, guest speakers and a cardboard shelter building competition where you'll take on the challenge of creating your own shelter for the night. Lights go out at 11pm; the rest is up to you.

Don't forget you can sleep out as team with your friends or colleagues; groups should apply early as space will be limited.

Claire, who slept out last year said: 'Having had a great sleep in a comfortable bed, with crisp linen sheets and fluffy pillows I am reminded of the Big Sleep Out. A truly inspiring and worthwhile evening. I met some wonderful people, listened to some incredible stories of the harsh realities of sleeping rough. The Big Sleep Out was a small part towards addressing the homeless issues by raising money to support this incredible charity without whom the whole situation would be very different.’

Charlene added: ‘Everyone really needs to take part in this event at least once to get just a glimpse of what the reality is for so many people.’

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Registration Fee: £15.00

Your registration fee includes the cost of Eventbrite’s small admin fee and your own unique Launchpad thermal mug.

Fundraising Target: £150.00

We ask all of our sleepers to aim for a sponsorship target of £150.00. Don't worry - we'll accompany you along your fundraising journey with some helpful advice about how you can easily reach your goal.

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FAQs

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

Yes, unfortunately our event is restricted to 18+. Can't join in? Why not do your own Sleep-Out for Launchpad? Sleep out on the kitchen floor or make a den in the garden... Share your photos with us and don't forget to ask your friends and family to sponsor you!

What's the refund policy?

If you can no longer take part, Launchpad would be so grateful if you would consider the £15 fee you have paid as a donation towards our work with the homeless in Reading!

What happens to my personal information?

We promise never to sell or swap any of your personal details.







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