Help Spring of Hope re-open as a 24/7 supported household by getting sponsored to do the Sleep Out!
Spring of Hope can only provide the vital help for homeless women in Bristol with your support. Opening a 24-7 model brings additional costs – and an extra £20,000** is needed within this financial year to kit-out the house and for additional staffing costs. Our desire is to re-open ASAP, so that women have a safe place to start to re-build their lives.
By sleeping outside all night and getting sponsored, you will be changing the lives of many women in Bristol, who don’t have a safe place to call home. Register here.
This year, St Stephen’s Church in the centre of Bristol, has kindly offered their courtyard/garden area, and inHope has been allocated 20 spaces!
Anyone, young and old, can take part in this sponsored event, have fun, and raise money to change the life of women in Bristol. You can join in and make a long lasting difference.
We’re calling it a hybrid event this year because space and numbers are limited at St Stephen’s, but people can still take part by sleeping outside in their gardens or in groups (families, work groups, church groups, youth groups, schools) at another venue.*
If you are doing the sleep out at home, all you need to do is to find a tricky spot to sleep in your garden or home, and sleep there on Friday 8th October. It could be on top of some cardboard in your back garden? Or in the cupboard under the stairs. Or anywhere unusual or uncomfortable.
Here’s what one of last year’s sleep out participants had to say:
I can’t imagine having to sleep rough every night. I can’t imagine the thought of someone pinching your boots in the middle of the night. I can’t imagine having to put on wet clothes after a cold night. But what I can better understand now is what a blessing InHope are to the community.
Start: Friday 8th October at 10pm (or earlier if you want to bed down earlier)
Finish: Saturday 9th October at 7am.
To take part and change women’s lives, register here now.
You will receive a registration pack, including details of how to fundraise, sponsorship forms, tips on keeping safe, warm and dry, and how to connect with everybody else who is raising funds and changing women’s lives.
*Churches, schools or workplaces may wish to organise their own mini event to raise funds for Spring of Hope. In this case, we suggest that you restrict attendance to over-18s, or organise your own consent forms for under 18s. We have a template risk assessment here that you can use and adapt for your own premises.
Individual responsibilities of attending event at St Stephen’s.
Individual responsibilities of taking part in event at home or another venue.
Group responsibilities of taking part in event at another venue.
Get in touch with our Communications & Supporter Engagement Officer, Sarah Luckwell, with any questions or queries: [email protected]
** any funds raised beyond £20,000 will be used in the continued running of Spring of Hope.