Wycombe Homeless Connection needs more people than ever before to ‘sleep out’ on Friday 19th November. This is in solidarity with the people they serve and raise money for.
The ‘Everyone In’ government-led initiative that paid for emergency accommodation for most people who would otherwise have been sleeping rough during the COVID-19 pandemic has ended locally. They are working with Buckinghamshire Council and other partners to make sure as few people return to the streets as possible.
They need to make sure that extra-special emergency support and help is provided during the coldest, most dangerous months of the year and by sleeping out you are helping them to do that!
Together, we need to raise over £100,000 this year to look after people across the south of Buckinghamshire who will need a safe place to stay this winter. Every single penny helps!
They are asking you to sleep out ‘at home’.
You can sleep:
- in your garden
- or an (empty) bathtub
- on a school playground
- outside a youth club
- in the work car park
- or just somewhere you wouldn’t normally sleep!
You can take part on your own, with your family or with a group, and there’s no age limit so everyone can join in.
The Big Quiz is also back! It’ll be streamed live online at 7.30 pm on Friday 19th November. Sleepouters can watch it then head to their shelter, or if you aren’t able to join in with the sleepout, you can still take part and help raise funds and awareness.
You can register now. You’ll get an information and fundraising pack to help you make your sleepout safe and successful.
Published on 21 Sep, 2021