Participants are encouraged to consider their health when choosing to sleep outside.
Will there be food and drink available?
Food will be available to purchase, as well as complimentary hot drinks throughout the evening. There will be vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options* available.
You are welcome to bring snacks and bottled soft drinks. There will be a bar on the evening and we ask you not to bring any alcohol with you onsite. There is a strict no glass policy.
*Please note - the traders are unable to cater for customers with Coeliac disease. Please also advise traders of any other dietary requirements before purchasing meals, so they can ensure they can cater for your requirements.
where is the event being held?
The Sleep Out will be held at the Lloyds Amphitheatre in the centre of Bristol.
As it is a public space, We will have security patrolling the area throughout the night, the area is fenced off also.
Why Sleep Out?
1625 Independant People has soo a 30% increase in young people accessing our services. Sleep Out raises vital funds to support young people facing homelessness.
We are by no means trying to replicate what it feels like to be homeless,
however, we are using the event to raise awareness about homelessness and some of the issues faced by those who are homeless.
What should I bring to sleep in?
We strongly advise you to dress and prepare appropriately for the event with layers of warm clothing, a warm sleeping bag and a camping/yoga mat for insulation, ear plugs, eye mask etc as this event is held outside.
It is essential to have something insulating and something waterproof to lie on as well as to cover you. A combination of cardboard and plastic sheeting can be used, though we will be providing wax coated paper sleeping bag covers for you. We advise you to bring a hot water bottle or flask, which you can fill up at the event should you need it through the night.
WHat happens on the night?
On the night we will hear from young people in 1625ip's services as well as having a variety of entertainment. We have three food trucks available on the site as well as a tea and coffee station during the night. Something for everyone! See here for more information
WHat about Fundraising?
We ask participants to set themselves an ambitious but achievable target which should be a minimum of £200 per person. You will automatically be set up with an Enthuse fundraising page and you will be emailed with hints and tips to support you with your fundraising.
What happens if the weather is bad?
We do have a wet weather plan, we know how unpredictable the UK weather is!
Attendees are able to sleep inside the marquee in the case of rain.
Tents will not be permitted.
Don't come if you have COVID,
It is an open-air/ marquee event and we will have hand sanitiser at the ready!
We will be cleaning touch points regularly. If you feel more comfortable Masks can be worn.