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Category: The Big SleepOut

Sleeping rough for his birthday – Nick Hughes, SEGRO

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Nick Hughes is The Director of Marketing and Communications at SEGRO. He has chosen to spend his 50th birthday with us at The Big SleepOut 2016, and is encouraging people to sponsor his fundraising instead of giving him gifts! Together with many of his colleagues, he will spend the night in a cardboard box, and… View Article

Introducing Our Performers at The Big SleepOut 2016: Paolo Morena!

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Paolo Giuseppe Sergio Morena – Singer/Songwriter Born into a musical family with a wealth of live and studio experience with a number of bands, Paolo is now best known as a live loop artist. His show is a spellbinding mix of original compositions, created live non stage using half a dozen instruments, an amazing voice… View Article

Five Weeks To Go!!!

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There are just FIVE WEEKS to go before The Big SleepOut 2016! Five weeks to register, raise money, and save lives in your community. Five weeks to get your colleagues and friends to join you. Five weeks to be part of the solution to end homelessness. From midnight you will be alone in your box… View Article

Sponsors of The Big SleepOut 2016: SEGRO

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On Friday 4th December 2015, 25 SEGRO employees took part in the Big Sleep Out for the first time. It was a great experience and really opened our eyes to the plight of those that are homeless. As the owner of Slough Trading Estate – Europe’s largest trading estate under single ownership – and with… View Article

Introducing Our Performers at The Big SleepOut 2016: Brandon Block!

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Brandon Block is back for The Big SleepOut 2016! His performance last year was an absolute hit, and we are very happy to have him back again this year! Brandon has carried a legendary status tag ever since being one of the first residents on the Space Terrace, Ibiza, where he alongside Alex P was… View Article

6 WEEKS TO GO!!

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We are just 6 weeks away from our 8th Big SleepOut! So why do we do it? I’ll be frank… Homelessness has more than doubled in London since 2010. People are dying on the streets of our community. In 2016. Let that sink in…  What Trinity and SHOC does is effective. In a time where… View Article

Sponsors of The Big Sleepout 2016: SafeStore

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Safestore are proud to be supporting the Big SleepOut again this year for the fourth time; simply because it saves lives. It’s a fun-filled evening that brings the community together. However, the main purpose of the event is to help build a greater understanding of homelessness, raise much needed funds and move towards ending homelessness…. View Article

Introducing Our Performers at The Big SleepOut 2016: First up – Matt Abbott!

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Eyup. I’m Matt Abbott; a 27-year-old poet based in West Yorkshire. I started a few weeks before my 18th birthday, and so far my career has ranged from a major label music career to political activism, teaching workshops in primary schools, fundraising for homelessness and producing several national spoken word projects. Last summer, I released… View Article

“There are not many things you do for charity that bring the message right home”

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Melanie Walker took part in The Big SleepOut 2015, we asked her to tell us why …  It all started with me signing up to the Moonwalk!  A moonlit powerwalk of 26.2 miles around London in a bra! Raising lots of money and having the support of lots of my family and friends including the… View Article

Begging on the Street Makes Me Feel Uncomfortable

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Fundraising isn’t all about the money – wait, what? Emma Cantrell explains. People asking me for money in the street make me feel uncomfortable – how do you know what the money will be spent on? Can you really trust what that person is saying? Isn’t there more I can do than just hand over… View Article

How to register for The Big SleepOut 2016

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Here is a step-by-step guide on how to register for The Big SleepOut 2016. Registering 1. Visit wearetrinity.org.uk/the-big-sleepout, read the information and then click on the ‘Click HERE to sign up’-button. 2. You will now arrive at The Big SleepOut 2016’s event page. Click ‘Register Now’. 3. Enter as a ‘New user’ by providing your… View Article

Your Country Needs You

No, not in 1914, but now! It is reported that 7,581 people slept rough in London alone in the last year – this is a 16% rise on the previous year and more than double the figure on 3,673 in 2010. Surely, everyone will agree that this is completely unacceptable? The Government should be acting… View Article