Peterborough charities come together to host the 2018 Big Sleep Out

To tie into Peterborough’s 900 campaign, YMCA Trinity Group, Hope into Action and The Light Project Peterborough are joining forces this autumn to host Peterborough’s Big Sleep Out.

Building on Sleep Easy 2017, the goal of the event is to raise awareness of homelessness in the city and the charities have a target of 900 hours of sleeping rough to generate funds to support those in need.

The event will take place on Friday 28 September 2018 at Peterborough Cathedral, and will last from 7pm to 7am.

Jonathan Martin, Chief Executive of YMCA Trinity Group said: “From previous experience, this can be an eye-opening event for many people who take part. It is a particularly significant event this year and we’re delighted to be working in conjunction with the Peterborough 900 Campaign as well as our fellow charities. We’re hoping to see a fantastic turn out for the Big Sleep Out, so that we can meet our goal of clocking 900 hours of sleeping rough – we need 75 willing volunteers to make that happen!”

Ed Walker of Hope into Action said: “In previous years we have hosted our own sleep-outs but I am delighted that this year we are partnering together with YMCA Trinity Group and the Light Project Peterborough to host the Peterborough Big Sleep Out at Peterborough Cathedral. It gives the people of Peterborough the opportunity to come together and sleep out for one night in order to raise funds for those who have to sleep out night after night. Supporting this event is one of the ways that we can demonstrate that we care about the homeless in our city and that together we want to see their lives transformed.”

Steven Pettican, Light Project Peterborough added: “We are extremely excited to be working with the Cathedral and two other amazing charities that serve the city on this event. Homelessness is a real challenge for many in our city and by working together we can do so much more to help them.”

Participants are required to pay an entry fee of £10 for an adult or £17 for a family (2 adults and 2 children). All funds raised will be split between the organisations to be used to tackle homelessness in Peterborough.

YMCA Trinity Group, Hope into Action and Light Project Peterborough provide a variety of services to support those in need. Together they house and support rough sleepers, young people, vulnerable single adults and families across Peterborough.

The Big Sleep Out will consist of activities that give participants an experience of what it is like to actually sleep on the streets. On the night, they will be provided with hot refreshments, entertainment and materials needed to make their shelter.


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