Location: Alice Park, Gloucester Rd, Bath BA1 7BL
When: 3rd March 2023
Arrival & Registration from 8pm
Quiet Time: 11pm
Morning Breakfast: 7am
Clear up & Depart by: 8am
What will I need on the night?
⭐ Sleeping bag
⭐ Cardboard and/or plastic sheeting to be placed between you and the ground
⭐ Plenty of warm clothes, hats, gloves, and waterproofs
⭐ Snacks and drinks
⭐ A torch. One with a red filter is best. You can buy these or make your own with some red film.
I can't get to Alice Park, can I take part at home / somewhere else?
Yes! Whilst we would like as many people to join us at Alice Park on the night, we appreciate that not everyone is able to, or wants to take part with others. You are welcome to take part in a place that suits you, as long as you have any necessary permissions.
If you do choose to take part somewhere other than Alice Park, please let the organiser know so that we send you relevant communications - firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I raise funds?
The easiest way to raise funds would be through a Just Giving page. Upon registering, you’ll be sent a link to set your page up. It is then time to start raising sponsorship, through friends, colleagues, and family. It’s important to tell your sponsors about the challenge and how you’ll be braving the elements and outside conditions to help raise vital funds and awareness to help vulnerable men and women experiencing homelessness.
What happens if the weather is bad?
The Sleep-Out is a challenge that will give you a very small insight into what it might be like to sleep rough every night, including cold temperatures and wet weather. At Alice Park, we will have an emergency shelter that can be used if needed.
Please note, it’s not giving up or failing if you make the decision to move inside. In fact, this can provide a calm environment and time for reflection on your experience, and how lucky you are to have the choice to move indoors.
Will I receive any resources for the night and to help me fundraise?
Absolutely. We will send you regular emails between now and the event to help organise your fundraising and how to sleep out on the night. If you’d like some fundraising tips now, head to our Fundraising Tips & Ideas page.
What is the fundraising target?
Every penny and pound you raise goes towards supporting vulnerable and isolated individuals. We do not charge an entry fee for the event but ask that all participants aim to raise at least £150 in sponsorship.
I received a cash or cheque donation. What do I do?
Cheques should be made payable to Julian House. Please send cash and cheques to Julian House, 1 Kelso Place, Upper Bristol Road, BATH, BA1 3AU. With your full name and Big Bath Sleep-Out 2023 written on.
Who is Julian House and why should I support you?
Julian House provides life changing support to over 1,800 vulnerable and at-risk individuals across the South West every year. This includes supporting women and men facing homelessness, adults and their children escaping domestic abuse, adults with learning difficulties and adults suffering with long term unemployment and mental health issues. It also helps in the rehabilitation of prison leavers, helping them return to employment and regain their place in mainstream society.
Not just changing lives, often saving lives.
Our work relies heavily on the money raised by people like you.
By taking part in the Big Bath Sleep Out, you’re not only helping us to fund our life changing services, but also helping us raise that all important awareness.
Some people think that homelessness is a chosen lifestyle – when in fact nothing could be further from the truth. There is a huge difference between getting used to being on the streets and wanting to be there.
Find out more about our services here
“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 me even more thankful for my own home life.”
Sleep-out for just one night and help us raise vital funds and awareness for people forced to sleep out every night. The money you raise can help us to provide lifesaving support to the thousands of individuals and families who rely on us - you can make a difference.