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Unity Park Station

401 Elder Gate

Milton Keynes

MK9 1LR

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Brave the outdoors for one night to help those who have no choice. Funds raised will enable us to help people in crisis this winter.

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Our Big Sleep Out event is back! Will you join us in asking family and friends to sponsor you to sleep rough for a night so that others don’t have to?

The Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes (WNSMK) is now a year-round charity helping many different people at their point of crisis. We support rough sleepers, sofa surfers, people in emergency accommodation or temporary housing, anyone at risk of homelessness and others who are vulnerable. We have been at the front line of helping people in need throughout the pandemic. Over the summer our welfare team had a record caseload and we have had around 100 people a week accessing support services at Unity Park Station, our day centre in the old bus station. We are gearing up for what looks to be our busiest winter yet so the funds raised from this event will enable us to help those who have nowhere else to turn.

We ask that all participants seek to raise sponsorship for the charity, aiming for a minimum of £`100. We have set up a campaign page to help you collect online sponsorship at JustGiving.com. Details for how to create your page and link it to the campaign will be sent in your confirmation email once you have completed the registration process. If you work for a company that does fund-matching please let us know if we can support you to claim your matched funding.

We will begin the evening at Unity Park Station at 8pm with bedtime drinks and snacks together, and will move outside as a group to bed down under a covered area later in the evening. There will be access to toilets and hand washing facilities throughout.

The wellbeing of all participants is paramount. We will have appropriate Covid precautions in place including handwashing facilities and sanitiser gel, enhanced cleaning procedures at Unity Park Station including cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, and face masks are available. Whilst we are serving snacks and drinks inside at the beginning of the evening we can also serve these to the outside area if any participants would rather remain outside for the duration of the event.

Please note participants must be 18 years or over.

Upon registering you will receive an email detailing practical considerations and what to bring. The main thing will be to bring a good sleeping bag and wrap up warm!

Thank you for joining us for this adventure, we really appreciate your support. Do spread the word and invite others to join us! We will be in touch again closer to the event!

We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd.

With warm wishes from

Russell, Elaine and Sara on the WNSMK Team

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