Sleep Out

Sleep Out

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Funded

  • £10K Target
  • £14.2K Raised
  • 275 Donors
  • Thu, 09 May 2019 - Fri, 10 May 2019 19:30 - 07:00
  • Breyer Group Stadium, London
    London
    E10 5NF
    United Kingdom
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  • £1
  • Fundraising target: £89
  • About

A Sleep Out is a night-time event where people come together to sleep under the stars and raise money for charity. People can enter individually, with friends or as a family and are sponsored to survive the night sleeping open to the elements. You bring your own sleeping bag and roll mat and we'll provide cardboard and tape for you to create your own shelter. This event is extra special because it gives Sleepers the opportunity to spend the night on the Leyton Orient pitch or in the stands at the Breyer Group Stadium where the likes of Peter Kitchen, Peter Shilton, Laurie Cunningham and Macauley Bonne have trodden. …every fan’s dream! Why a sleepout? In some of the countries where World Child Cancer works, families have to travel for hours – sometimes more than a day - to reach hospital. They may have to stay there for weeks at a time and when some families earn as little as £90 per year, spare money for the parent to eat and sleep is almost non-existent. In these cases, parents are forced to sleep wherever they can - sharing their child’s hospital bed, in the corridor or even in the car park. These parents have received some of the worst news they will ever receive - their child has cancer - and now they’re sleeping outside for days and weeks on end. We can’t imagine what this must feel like, but we have organised the Sleep Out to raise awareness of families who find themselves in this position and to raise funds to support children with cancer in developing countries. What is the fundraising target? There is a registration fee of £1 for individuals or family groups and a fundraising target of £89 per adult and £20 per child. We will provide hot drinks and a bacon roll in the morning.