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We’re challenging you to join us on Friday 4th March in Alice Park, or sleep-out at your own home and help raise vital funds and awareness for people forced to sleep-out every night.
Swap beds for sleeping bags and brave the weather so people experiencing homelessness can wake up to a brighter future.
Last year Julian House provided life-changing support to over 1,900 vulnerable individuals who were experiencing, 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 44 years!
You can change that!
The Sleep-Out isn’t about replicating rough sleeping. Of course, spending one cold night in Alice Park couldn’t possibly come close to the stark reality of being homeless and sleeping on the streets. However, by taking on our eye-opening challenge, you will be raising funds to help change and save lives.
Whether you choose to join us in Alice Park or choose to ‘camp out’ in your garden with friends or family, sleep in your office with your colleagues or even on your kitchen floor, wherever you are you can make a difference!
It may not be your most comfortable night’s sleep, but it will be you most memorable.
“Through volunteering at the hostel, I could see that Julian House’s service users had somewhere warm and dry in the day, somewhere to have a hot drink and meal and somewhere to wash their clothes – all the things we take for granted. The staff treated people with dignity, respect and patience. From passing people on the street – you realise that this is not always the case. I wanted to take on the Big Bath Sleep-Out again to thank Julian House .. as well as raising money and awareness for them.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”