Charity Link Sleepover

Join the Charity Link Sleepover 2019!

Due to the great feedback received after the first Charity Link Sleepover in January 2018 (and the amazing funds raised!), we will again be braving the cold to raise funds on the evening of Saturday 26th January 2019!

Join members of the Charity Link team as we experience a little hardship for a night to help raise funds!

No heating, no bed – could you do it?!

When – The evening of Saturday 26th January 2019 from 8pm.  Can you last until 8am the next morning?!

Where – The Charity Link Courtyard at 20a Millstone Lane in Leicester city centre

Why – By taking part you will be helping to ensure that local people have the basic essentials that everyone deserves.  Registration is £15 to cover administration (£10 for those aged 14 -16 years) and we then set guests a fundraising target of £60+  Due to Charity Link’s unique way of working (for every £10 donated we can untap £50 from charitable trusts) that would help to provide a bed and bedding for two local people in need – pretty amazing!

Download the Sleepover 2019 pack here for all the details!

I want to know more – Email rachel.markham@charity-link.org or call 0116 222 2218 .   You can pay your registration by clicking on the sleepover icon in our online shop.

Setting up a Justgiving online sponsorship page.  The Sleepover is listed here –  simply personalise your page and start raising funds.

 

The first Charity Link Sleepover – 2018!

Thank you so much to everyone who made our first ever Charity Link sleepover a great success. Guests joined Sue and Rachel from Charity Link to spend the night in our courtyard in Leicester city centre. The activity started at 8pm and ended at 8am – and whilst the night was relatively mild for January, it was still extremely uncomfortable and cold in the early hours but there was a great atmosphere and our amazing guests and their supporters raised over £2,500 through sponsorship!

Feedback from Anna, who joined is in 2018

 “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, another ‘guest’ added:“I foolishly thought that sleeping rough for 1 night would be a breeze. I was so wrong!”

Have you got what it takes?! Join us for the Charity Link Sleepover 2019!