Streets2Homes
Helping the Homless in Harlow

Sleep Out 2017

 

SLEEPOUT on Friday 26th May 2017
in the grounds of St Mary-at-Latton Church,
in The Gowers, off First Avenue, CM20 2JP
(opposite the stainless steel sculpture).

9.30pm to 6.30am.

Open to the public to join.

INFORMATION

 

Purpose: To highlight homelessness and to sponsor Streets2Homes who work for the homeless.


Firstly thank you for showing an interest in joining this event.


Who can take part?  Anyone over 18 on their own account

Anyone over 12 as long as they are supervised by a responsible adult present and have their parent’s or guardian’s consent.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE May 26th

1.  We would prefer if you gave us your name in advance for convenience and breakfast catering.
Please phone: Streets2Homes: 01279 430011
or email kerrie.eastman@streets2homes.co.uk.

2.  Find some people to sponsor you for an amount of money. 

WHAT TO BRING:

Your Registration Form (but adults may fill it in on the spot)

Your sponsorship form -- to get it stamped and certified as completed on the Saturday morning.

a sleeping bag or bags (!) and blankets - Bring more rather than less.

Wear warm clothing – enough layers!

Some like a cardboard-box (waterproofed) for over their head. & sleeping mat

Waterproof groundsheet or heavy plastic that goes both under & over you –-vital. 

WHAT NOT TO BRING:

Pets, a tent, a football, valuables & CDs, mp3’s or alcohol!

TIMETABLE: 9.30 to 10.30: Refreshments and introductions

10.30 to 11.00: out to sleep. Or

The church will be open for prayer from 10.30 to 11pm. 

PARKING:

There is ample parking around the church people park on the grassed areas around the church. But please, if possible, avoid parking outside peoples homes in The Gowers. There is also plenty of parking in Muskham Road leading to The Gowers.

WHAT HAPPENS OVERNIGHT?

You sleep in the grounds. Toilets will be open all night. Security will patrol. 

WHAT HAPPENS THE NEXT MORNING?

You get up from 6.30am onwards, get your Sponsorship form stamped, and, if you wish, have something to eat and drink, a breakfast will be provided. Remove cardboard etc. Leave nothing behind.

Then go to a cosy home!!

WHAT TO DO AFTER THAT:

Collect your sponsorship money.

Please send sponsorship form with your name & cheques to Streets2Homes (2A Wych Elm, Harlow CM20 1QP) or through our local giving page (link can be found on our website www.streets2homes.org)

Hand-in at the latest by 1st August 2017.