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The Big Exeter Sleep-Out 2020

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Exeter City Football Stadium

St James Park

Exeter

EX4 6QF

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Join us for the 2nd Big Exeter Sleep-Out! Friday 31st January 2020

Stand up against homelessness by challenging yourself, friends, family and colleagues to sleep out for one night and help raise vital funds and awareness for those forced to do so every night. The Big Exeter Sleep-Out is one of our most important events in the calendar and holds a special place in many people’s hearts. Over the years we’ve welcomed hundreds of people to various Julian House Big Sleep-Out event’s, all ditching their beds in unison for one night to raise vital funds and to make an incredible difference to those forced to sleep out every night.

Giving up just one night really could transform the lives of others.

In 2018 we welcomed over 80 people who together helped raise an incredible £12,000. Our 2020 Sleep-Out is set to beat that record, but only with your help.

No one is under any illusion that spending one night under the stars could possibly replicate what it is like to be homeless and on the streets. After the Big Exeter Sleep-Out you can go home, have a warm bath, have a nice breakfast and chat to family or friends about your experience, perhaps even go back to bed to catch up on the sleep you lost the night before. By being sponsored to sleep out for just one night you will be helping others who don’t have the luxury of their own home to return to.

You can enter as an individual, or with friends and family, or a team from work, school or another organisation. (Under 16′s must be accompanied by an adult at all times).

If you would like to enter a group of people, please contact sarah.lakey@julianhouse.org.uk

We do not charge an entry fee but hope that you will try and raise at least £100 so that we can continue to provide vital support to homeless and marginalised men and women in and around Exeter and across Devon. You will be amazed at how many people will be willing to sponsor you.

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You must pre-register to take part in the event. Under 16's must always be accompanied by an adult: Max ratio 4:1

Anyone between 16-18 will need written consent from a parent / carer. A form will be provided after registration.

Is there any parking?

Parking on site is very limited (please park considerately).

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Cardboard / plastic sheeting
  • Warm & waterproof clothes & shoes, hats, gloves
  • Torch
  • Change for hot drinks & snacks from snack hut until 11pm

Please do not bring:

  • Loud music
  • Tents
  • Illegal substances
  • Alcohol
  • No Smoking on site
  • Fireworks
  • Anything that will disturb fellow sleepers

The organisers will provide;

  • Limited emergency shelter for extreme weather
  • Professional security
  • Basic First Aid support
  • Toilets
  • Bacon sandwich (or muffin) and hot drink for breakfast in the morning

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact the organisers preferably by email sarah.lakey@julianhouse.org.uk or 07959699485.

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