Supporters Brave The Big Sleep

Over 220 brave participants slept out at Salisbury Cathedral last night, all in the name of charity. Alabaré hosted the event for the 13th time, raising vital funds for our work with the homeless and vulnerable within the local community.

This year once again saw dogs to accompany their owners for the night as we again sought to acknowledge the link between those who are forced to live on the streets and their canine companions.

The evening saw support from a number of local schools including Godolphin, Stonehenge and St. Joseph’s who braved the event.

Rebecca Mullen, Alabaré’s Fundraising and Development manager said;

"This the 13th time we have held the BIG Sleep and the event is getting more and more popular every year. We are so grateful for the amazing support that we receive as we take a stand against homelessness."

It was a fantastic evening, which demonstrated Salisbury’s community spirit with a number of the city’s businesses also showing their support. The likes of Boston Tea Party, Greggs and Nicholas & Harris provided donations of food to the participants.  The Salisbury branch of outdoor clothing store Mountain Warehouse also showed their support by providing discount on warm goods for those taking part, with store manager Mike Storrar amongst those to sleep out.

John Glen, MP for Salisbury said;

“Alabaré is a fantastic local charity that does a massive amount of good work in supporting the homeless in Salisbury. I think it’s really important that one day a year that we focus on the challenge to look after those that find themselves in the difficult circumstances on the street in Salisbury so I’m glad to be here supporting the BIG Sleep.”