BIG Sleep at Salisbury Cathedral Goes Woof

02 Feb 2018

alabare big sleep at salisbury cathedral goes woof dogs

Our Flagship event, The BIG Sleep welcomes those who want to take a stand against homelessness, and sleep out, to raise awareness of the plight of those forced to call the streets home, and to raise much needed funds.  With new and never seen before cuts to the funding of our Homes & Services as of 2018, We need to raise £1.7 million to help those who are most at need.  

So come armed with cardboard, warm clothes, a sleeping bag or two, and a huge heart.  You will have the honour of sleeping under the stars in the cloisters at the very beautiful Salisbury Cathedral.  An impressive and humbling venue that gives a real sense of how blessed we are to be able to go back to a warm and dry home afterwards.

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And for the first time ever, Salisbury Cathedral are generously allowing 30 well behaved dogs to join their well behaved owners to keep them company through this wintery night.  Many of the rough sleepers we help understand the priceless bond between themselves and their canine companions, when life on the streets is their reality.

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Thank you for agreeing to raise sponsorship funds for Alabaré while you do The BIG Sleep at Salisbury Cathedral. Every penny you raise can help us support the most vulnerable in our society. With thanks to our prize partners, we can offer you fantastic prizes if you raise above certain levels. Please see below for terms and conditions.

  • Raise more than £150 (excluding gift Aid) and you will win a voucher for Afternoon Tea for Two at participating Patisserie Valerie restaurants. The menu includes finger sandwiches, scones and mini versions of its irresistible cake treats. The voucher would be valid for 12 months from the date of issue. The voucher is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Visit for more information.
  • The highest canine fundraiser (and owner combined) will win a pet portrait experience with Mandy Milford Photography at her studio in Britford. The shoot also includes a framed 10 inch framed desk portrait of your favourite image. Booking in advance is required. This voucher is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. For dog owners and their pets who raise over £100, a prize of a pet portait and small framed desk potrait is also on offer. Visit to take a look at her award-winning work.
  • Only one prize will be awarded per person once they have exceeded the targets set. All money raised must be with Alabaré by 2nd March 2018 in order to qualify for a prize. If you fundraise using or Just Giving then the money will come directly to Alabaré. Please email us to let us know what you have done using All participating children under the age of 18 years, must have completed and returned the Parental Consent Form before the start of the Event.