Porchlight Big Sleep Out - 11 Oct 2024

Sleep out for one night. Change somebody’s life forever

Help us raise £50,000 for our 50th anniversary

What is the Big Sleep Out?

You could save someone’s life by helping to create Kent’s biggest sleep out for homelessness. Spend the night in a tent or under a makeshift shelter and get sponsored to do it.

This charity was founded 50 years ago to help people facing the devastating effects of homelessness. Today, we also tackle the causes of poverty, and help people with their mental health. Thanks to our supporters, we’ve changed thousands of lives over the years. But fast-forward to 2024 and our services are needed now more than ever.

By giving up your home comforts for just a few hours you'll help us be there when it matters most.


When is it?

Friday 11 October 2024

7pm - 7am

(If you're unable to make this date, don't worry! You're more than welcome to arrange a sleep out on a date that suits you.)

Where is it?

The Big Sleep Out takes place all over Kent. You can sleep out in your garden, scout hut, school, office carpark or community venue. So long as it’s safe and you have permission to be there, you’re good to go. Make sure you’re somewhere with access to toilets and an indoor area in case it’s wet.


Who can take part?

Anyone can join the Big Sleep Out. You can take part on your own, with family, or with friends. Perhaps your school, community group or workplace can do it together. Everyone is welcome.

How does a sleep out help people facing homelessness?

The money you raise will be used to keep people safe. And it’s needed now more than ever because homelessness is on the rise and Porchlight’s funding is being cut. Imagine waking up after the Big Sleep Out knowing that because of you, someone who’s already been through so much will soon be safe and warm.


How do I join the Big Sleep Out?

Please complete the below form to register for The Big Sleep Out.

After you sign up, we’ll be in touch with everything you need to organise a successful sleep out and raise as much sponsorship as you can!

Minimum sponsorship target is £50.00 per participant.

Thank you for your support.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about the event please don't hesitate to contact our friendly fundraising team at getinvolved@porchlight.org.uk