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The 2018 Aberdeen Sleepout

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Asda Bridge of Dee Carpark

Garthdee Road

Aberdeen

AB10 7QA

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Help us continue our 50 years of tackling homelessness and supporting vulnerable people in our community.

This year's #AberdeenSleepout will be bigger and better than ever to mark 50 years of Aberdeen Cyrenians.

Join #TeamCyrenians on Friday, 9 March at ASDA, Bridge of Dee to help increase awareness of the continuing problem of rough sleeping and raise funds to help us continue our work to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

It's just £5 to register and we'll keep you entertained and supplied with tea and coffee throughout the night. All we ask, is that you aim to raise a minimum of £50.

Individuals and groups are welcome, so grab your sleeping bag, put on your warmest clothes and come and join us to raise awareness and money to tackle homelessness in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.



FAQs

What is the Aberdeen Sleepout?
Aberdeen Sleepout is an annual 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 fully 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.

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, materials to construct shelters and hot drinks will be provided 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 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 warm and waterproof clothing, and materials will be provided to construct shelters. 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.

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. The Google Maps link below will help you plan your travel to and from the event.

What should I bring to the Sleepout?
Please bring:

  • Sleeping mat, plastic sheets or cardboard to lie on
  • Sleeping bag and blanket
  • Warm clothes
  • Waterproofs
  • Bottle of water or juice
  • Torch
  • Personal entertainment (book, magazine, etc.)

Please do not bring:

  • Alcohol
  • Cooking stoves or BBQs
  • Tents
  • Drinking glasses or glass bottles
  • Electronics or valuables
  • Pets
  • Anyone not registered to take part in the event

Can I smoke at the event?
Please do not smoke within the Sleepout area. A designated smoking shelter will be provided nearby.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email fundraising@aberdeen-cyrenians.org 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 required all 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 update the registration information accordingly and email fundraising@aberdeen-cyrenians.org to confirm the change.

Will there be photographers at the event? What if I do not want my photo taken?
Yes, photos and videos will be taken at the event and may be published through media, print publications, online and social media channels. If you do not want to be included in these photos please inform the event team at registration.

How much should I aim to raise?
We ask each individual to aim to raise minimum of £50 but encourage you to raise as much as you can. Set-up a sponsorship page via BT MyDonate or JustGiving or print off a Sponsorship Form to help gather and record sponsorship. Our Fundraising Team can provide tips and hints if you need them.

How can I help promote Aberdeen Cyrenians the #AberdeenSleepout?
Share the event and your fundraising activity on social media.

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Asda Bridge of Dee Carpark

Garthdee Road

Aberdeen

AB10 7QA

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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