Big Sleep at Home

Big Sleep at Home

05 Mar 2021 - 06 Mar 2021

The Big Sleep is back for 2021 with a twist!

The Big Sleep at HOME - welcoming those who want to take a stand against homelessness.

It's our 30th birthday and to celebrate the Big Sleep is back with a twist!  This year you'll understand why Alabaré's flagship event The Big Sleep is a little different. Instead of joining us, we're asking you to hold your own Big Sleep in fun, safe and interesting places on Friday 5th March.

Where will you choose to sleep?

Why not grab your sleeping bag and maybe build a den in your lounge, sleep in the bath, get cosy in a shed, or truly brave the elements and sleep under the stars. All we’re asking is that for one night you swap your bed for a sleeping bag and help raise vital funds for Alabaré’s work with the homeless.

You won’t be alone! We will be providing fun activities online, entertainment and some friendly motivation so we can help one another through the night. We will be encouraging you to share photos on the night using the hashtag #ThisIsMyBedTonight to help raise awareness of others less fortunate sleeping rough.

“I came inside a bit stiff and sore with a refreshed appreciation of the roof over my head and most of all people that love me. It is crushing to know that some people do not have the safety and comfort of a place to call home." Big Sleep At Home Past Participant

Why Take Part in The BIG Sleep at HOME?

As we continue to fight this deadly disease, more people sadly face losing their home and as the economic, and mental health repercussions begin to bite, we urgently need your help. Your support enables us to be there, helping others who have or continue to lose so much, by providing a safe home off the streets where they can begin to rebuild their lives once more.

Together, we can help end homelessness.

By raising money for Alabaré you'll be helping us with our work. We encourage you to raise as much money as possible, anybody who raises over £100 (under 18's) or £150 (adult) will receive a fantastic Chilly's Water Bottle.

An event pack containing a full kit list, sponsorship form and on the night information will be sent to participants in the New Year.

On the Night

You will be joined virtually by award-winning local author Barney Norris for a bedtime story, survival den building tips with ex SAS Major Ken Hames, a virtual fun quiz with prizes and a Q&A with our CEO Andrew Lord and hear stories from our incredible service users who have experienced homelessness.

Sign Up

Although registration is free we need you to sign up so that we can send you a kit list, sponsorship form and on the night information. Register on Eventbrite here and start spreading the word with family and friends. 


The Big Sleep at Home Posters A4 size and A3 size

Watch Ken Hames' guide on how to build a den here

Downloadable Build a den kit list 

Downloadable quiz sheet for the online event:

1. Family Quiz

2. Quiz_Answer_Sheet_Barney.pdf


Event Enquiries / 01722 322882

Please Note: In the event, if we are unable to supply Chilly's water bottle we will provide something of a similar value.