Why take part?
By taking part, you'll be helping homeless people.
The money you raise will help to fund Streets of London projects that provide life-changing advice and support to homeless people in London, empowering them to move on and make a fresh start away from the street. People taking part in last year's event raised a fantastic £30,000+ and we're hoping to beat that total this year!
We make sure that the money gets to where it will have a real impact, funding some amazing projects at some great smaller charities that offer direct support. Your support will mean more homeless people receiving the support they need to get back on their feet and make lasting changes in their lives.
It's not just a 'challenge event', it's a meaningful experience too.
By sleeping out, you’ll get a feel for some of the challenges that people sleeping rough have to face every night. It’s a chance to empathise with the position that homeless people are in.
It is nothing like actually being homeless though, of course. We’ll be sleeping out in a safe and secure environment for a start. Then in the morning, we’ll be able to return home to family and friends, knowing that we’ll have a warm, comfy bed to sleep in that night.
Homeless people don’t have that security. By taking part in the event though, you can help more people get the support they need to get off the streets and escape them for good.
Someone who took part in our 2018 sleep-out had this to say about the experience: "It was cold and uncomfortable but very humbling and I'm so glad I did it. I would definitely do it again and encourage others to get involved. It really makes me appreciate all I have and inspires me to do more."
If you'd like to get involved and take part in the 2019 sleep-out, book your place now!