Stand up against homelessness. Challenge yourself to sleep out for one night and help raise vital funds and awareness for those forced to do so every night.
Last year we provided life changing support to over 1,000 vulnerable individuals who were suffering from, or at risk of, homelessness across Bath, Bristol and the South West. It’s a grim realisation, that without support like ours, the life expectancy of a long term homeless person is just 45 years! But you can help change that.
Over the last 10 years, our Big Bath Sleep-Out has brought together hundreds of teams and individuals willing to make a difference. In 2019, 312 people slept out and raised an incredible £52,000 to help fund our vital projects and services. This year we want to exceed our goal of £60,000, but we can only do it with your help.
So join Julian House’s annual Big Bath Sleep-Out for a truly memorable experience with family and friends. Giving up just one night really could transform the lives of others.
See what happened in 2019
Previous Participants Stories
“It was good to experience the sleep out with a group of friends with the blessing of a warm home to return to at the end of it. A single night sleeping out is absolutely nothing compared to the reality and hopelessness of sleeping out every night without a prospect of breaking the cycle. It made even more thankful of my own home life.” – Ian Bolton
“It was great. I had a good time with dad stargazing. But it was also very sad as the homeless people do this everyday and in every kind of weather. I would have been scared if I was on my own, and most do this every day. I wouldn’t like to be hungry and not know where my next meals are coming from.” – Abi Pritchard (12 years old)
“We were all quite humbled by how tough it was and how hard it must be having to pack up your belongings each day and find somewhere to sleep each night. We have talked about it since and with people in the office. I think the sleep out brings a huge amount of awareness of the plight of the homeless in Bath.” – Tessa Hodgson (from Actual Experience)
Prizes & Awards
In 2019, we saw some top-notch fundraising. So this year, we thought we’d celebrate our top fundraisers by awarding prizes to those best in category.
There are three prizes up for grabs:
Top corporate/community group – Team Paint-balling Day at Hamburger Hill
Top family – 2 hour pottery course at Sanity Studios for up to 6 people
Top individual – £50 Experience Days voucher
T&C’s: The competition is open to everyone who takes part in the Big Bath Sleep-Out 2020. All monies can be collected via an online fundraising page or a paper sponsorship form and must be given to Julian House by 30th March 2020 to qualify. Any monies donated afterwards will not count toward the participant’s total.