Join the Charity Link Sleepover 2020!
The date for your diaries is Friday 24th January 2020.
More details coming later in the year, but if you’d like to register your interest to ensure you are first to hear about all the details, email email@example.com
The event is due to take place at our courtyard in Leicester city centre from approximately 8pm on Friday evening until 8am the next day.
We’d love to have you as a guest for this unique experience!
What is the Charity Link Sleepover?
We first held the Charity Link Sleepover in January 2018 and it was a great success, raising vital funds (over £2,500!) whilst being a unique experience for those taking part. (Feedback can be found below).
The idea is that people come together to start the new year off by doing something special to help others. By experiencing a little hardship for just one night (braving the cold of January and going without the usual comforts of a comfy warm bed) we raise funds to help provide the essentials that we all deserve, no matter what crisis, illness, disability or difficulty we may be facing. These essentials include adequate food and clothing (including a winter coat), a warm safe place to sleep, and a cooker to ensure families can have a hot meal…
Debbie: “It was humbling, tough, illuminating and grounding. A way to really connect with people and with what really matters in life that l couldn’t have quite imagined beforehand. Thank you for doing this and raising much needed awareness”.
Anna: “I was inspired to take part to help raise awareness about the hardship that many local people are facing. It was a great experience and truly insightful. For me, knowing that the challenge is just for the night and next morning I will be able to go home was very comforting. But I can imagine that for people who can never feel truly rested, clean or fed it must be extremely hard. And you can just imagine what tremendous strength and character it would take to get life back on track after having endured something like that. From the glimpse of the experience that we had, I can see how hardship can bring s sense of despair and isolation and this reminded me how important it is not to judge people.
I am very grateful to Charity Link who support people through such challenging times. I would like to encourage more people to participate in such events. If instead of noticing the hardship and ignoring it or being angry about it, we become part of the solution, it can bring great sense of belonging. Initiatives like that, not only help to make a real difference but also go a great way in helping us to be positive about where we live and connected to people in our communities.”
Nick :“I foolishly thought that sleeping rough for 1 night would be a breeze. I was so wrong!”