Big Sleep Events


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What is The Big Sleep and why be involved? What is The Big Sleep and why be involved?
What is The Big Sleep and why be involved?
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The Big Sleep Tank Museum The Big Sleep Tank Museum
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The Big Sleep Salisbury Cathedral The Big Sleep Salisbury Cathedral
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The Big Sleep Spinnaker Tower The Big Sleep Spinnaker Tower
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What is The Big Sleep and why be involved?

What is The Big Sleep and why be involved?

The Big Sleep welcomes those who want to take a stand against homelessness. Since 2007 Alabaré has been running Big Sleeps at Salisbury Cathedral and have more recently expanded to other iconic locations so more people of all ages can join the Big Sleep community.

Participants pledge to raise vital funds to support Alabaré homeless projects and Alabaré Homes for Veterans. On the night you will be supported by an experienced team, you will hear from service users who have themselves experienced homelessness and you will be greeted by a warm drink and a breakfast bap in the morning. 

Why

Alabaré supports over 1500 homeless people every year and has over 40 homes across the South West of England, and North and South Wales. Your fundraising will make a huge difference to those who often have nowhere else to turn.

Get involved

For any event listed above, we welcome individual supporters, school groups or teams from corporations looking to develop their corporate social responsibility. If you look at each listing on Eventbrite you can sign up directly or as part of a team, or alternatively reach out to us at fundraising@alabare.co.uk

 

"It's 9:55, quick time check and then into sleeping bag. Ignore the rock under your hip. Temperature is dropping so try and get into a ball. 1am and traffic noise is finally stopping. Owls hooting. Getting colder. 4 am owls stop and birds take over. 5am and the traffic starts again. 7am time for tea and breakfast. For me one night only - for too many it's just one more night." Steve, Big Sleep Participant

The Big Sleep Tank Museum

Friday 28th January - Saturday 29th January 2022

For all those big kids among us who enjoy playing with our toy tanks, here is your opportunity to sleep next to a real one!  Join us at The Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset for The Big Sleep at this fascinating venue and learn more about tanks from around the world.

All the funds raised from The Big Sleep at The Tank Museum will go to support vulnerable Armed Forces Veterans.

Sign up registration costs £5 a child and £10 an adult and is available to those aged 11 years and over (under 18's need to be accompanied by an adult) Full information and frequently asked questions are available on our Eventbrite page. 

Click here to find out more and sign up!

The Big Sleep Tank Museum
The Big Sleep Salisbury Cathedral

The Big Sleep Salisbury Cathedral

March 2022 - date tbc

Join us to sleep in the beautiful cloisters at Salisbury Cathedral.  Before you bed down on the hard stone floor, we will come together to think about those who have no choice but to sleep rough and give thanks to all of you to take part in this to help raise funds to change their lives for the better.  Every year around 200 people take part, creating a thought-provoking, community event.

Sign up registration costs £5 a child and £10 an adult and is available to those aged 14 years and over (under 18's need to be accompanied by an adult) Full information and frequently asked questions are available on our Eventbrite page. 

Click here to register ahead of date launch 

The Big Sleep Spinnaker Tower

Friday 18th November - Saturday 19th November 2022
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Alabaré's Big Sleep at Spinnaker Tower is a fantastic opportunity to join us and truly sleep among the stars 110 metres up sleeping overnight at the top of Portsmouth's iconic tower! As the event also falls on Bonfire Night we are expecting a birds-eye view of the celebrations over the Solent which we are sure will add to the overall excitement and provide an incredible view.

Participants who are joining us pledge to raise a minimum of £100 for Alabaré's Homes for Veterans (£50 for anyone aged 14-18 years).

The Big Sleep welcomes all those who want to take a stand against homelessness by swapping their beds for sleeping bags, to raise funds and awareness for those who are forced to call the streets their home.

Click here to find out more and sign up!

 

The Big Sleep Spinnaker Tower
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