Trinity Winchester is once again hosting the Big Sleep Out to raise money for their work with homeless and other vulnerable people. Join them on Friday 17th May 2019 for an eye-opening night taking on the challenge of sleeping outside in the grounds of the Winchester Cathedral.
The evening consists of fundraising, entertainment, building cardboard shelters and enjoying delicious food from local vendors. But from 10pm the challenge is to get some sleep away from any home comforts. Every penny raised in sponsorship will go back into Trinity’s services, offering long-term, positive change,
getting people out of homelessness and ready to move onto independent living and into employment.
The seventh Winchester Big Sleep Out is being sponsored by Paris Smith. Marketing Director Hannah Freeston said:
We are delighted to be headline sponsors of the 7th Winchester Big Sleep Out to raise money
for the amazing charity, Trinity Winchester, whom we have a long standing relationship with. Last year as part of the firm’s 200th anniversary, members of staff supported Trinity by working in their kitchens for a couple of days and saw at first hand the tremendous work that all the staff do. There will be more than 10 members of staff taking part in the sleep out to help raise awareness of homelessness not just amongst our staff but also the wider business community.
Sue McKenna, Chief Executive of Trinity Winchester, commented:
This is our biggest event of the year bringing in people from all over the city for this unique night. The sleep out is not an experience of homelessness, as we will all return to a warm shower and home the following morning but is an eye opening way to raise money and awareness for our services. Last year over £37,000 was put back into providing long-term support for vulnerable people, please sign up to help us raise this again.
The maximum number of participants is 400, with spaces filling up quickly. Registration is open now
at trinitywinchester.org.uk/bigsleepout. For more information contact the team on 01962 828636.