Large numbers of people have already signed up to take part in this year's Big Sleep Out as Nottingham Forest host the event at The City Ground and it's not too late to join them.
Last year’s event saw an all-time high number of people taking part in the sleep out with money raised for Nottingham-based charity Framework and the club will once again be hosting the event to take place on Saturday 23rd November.
Participants will brave a night in cardboard shelters in return for sponsorship from friends, families and colleagues. All money raised will go towards tackling rough sleeping locally – getting people off the streets, supporting them into accommodation and empowering them to live stable, independent lives.
Framework Fundraising Manager, Andy Shields, said: “This is our second consecutive year holding the Big Sleep Out at The City Ground. Last year was our most successful event and we are delighted to have the backing of Forest again this time.
“Dozens of people sleep rough in Nottingham every single night – in alleyways, doorways, tents, abandoned buildings and many other places besides. Taking part in the Big Sleep Out is the perfect way for people to raise awareness of this issue and help us to tackle it. Every penny raised will be used by Framework to reach out to homeless people and get them off the streets.”
Nottingham Forest CEO, Ioannis Vrentzos, said: "We are delighted to be hosting a second Big Sleep Out at The City Ground. We are determined to help raise awareness about homelessness in the city and hope our supporters and the people of Nottingham will again turn up in record-breaking numbers to help raise vital funds for our local charity partner Framework."
Framework operates a street outreach service in Nottingham and across Nottinghamshire to help people sleeping rough. Team members work directly with people on the streets to address the problems they are facing and provide the best possible solutions to their homelessness. Money raised at the Big Sleep Out will support this work.
How to sign up
Registration for the event is open now. More details can be found at www.frameworkha.org/BSO19
Participants are asked to raise a minimum of £50. Securing your place requires a small payment – a non-refundable £10 fee for adults and young people, and £5 for children aged 5-15 years. Children under 16 cannot take part individually; responsible adults must complete registration for children via the form online.
If you are taking part as a group you can register online. A group leader can create a group on Framework’s Eventbrite page and invite team mates to register individually online. For groups of 10 or more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 0115 970 9558 for registration advice.
After you’re signed up, all you have to do is start fundraising! Participants will receive a pack with further information on the venue, how to prepare for your night sleeping out, and fundraising tips.