Big Bath Sleep-Out: At Home- Friday 5th March 2021
Stand up against homelessness. Challenge yourself to sleep out for just one night at home and help raise vital funds and awareness for men and women forced to do so every night.
Will you join us and hundreds of others across Bath and sleep out in your garden, on your balcony or your kitchen floor to take a stand against homelessness?
Last year we provided life changing support to over 1,400 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 45 years!
By sleeping out, you can change that.
On top of everyday challenges, the on-going impact of Coronavirus has had a devastating effect on the men, women, and children in our care. Collectively we can help provide the life saving services and support they so desperately need right now.
At home and COVID Measures
This year, sadly the event won’t be taking place in Alice Park due to COVID-19. Instead, please join us on the night and challenge yourself to sleep-out in your garden. Please stick to your household/ social bubble groups when doing so.
Your collective spirit and determination have always been a reason for the Sleep-Out’s appeal and success. While we can’t be together in person this year, we can virtually. That’s why we will be hosting a series of live streamed events on the night so we can be together and share our own ‘sleep-out’ experience with each other.
Stay tuned for more details.
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)