We did it!

Our campaign is now complete. 239 supporters helped us raise £5,228.00

Visit the charity's profile
Closed 31/07/2022

Arc's Big Sleep Out 2022!

Anyone can join in with Arc's Big Sleep Out this year. Spend just one night outside to change lives, either in-person in our car park or join virtually from home, and support those experiencing homelessness.
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Event: Arc's Big Sleep Out 2022, on 10 June 2022
Closed on 31/07/2022
RCN HMRC Registered

Be a fundraiser

The campaign has now expired but it's not too late to support this charity.

Visit the charity's profile


Could you spend just ONE NIGHT sleeping outside to support those experiencing homelessness?

We challenge you to join us on Friday 10th June for Arcs Big Sleep Out 2022! By getting sponsored to spend just one night outside, you will be creating positive change in the lives of vulnerable individuals in more ways than you can imagine!

You can take part in one of two ways sleep under the stars in our office car park in Taunton or sleep out in the comfort of your own garden. Either way, you will be doing an incredible thing by supporting the work we do and you'll feel great about yourself too. We really cannot thank you enough!

It's just £5 to take part to help cover the costs of the event. If you raise over £100, we will refund your £5 to you after the event!

Of course, this event is not intended to replicate rough sleeping, but more to act as a bit of an eye opener for the realities of sleeping outside. The most important part of the event is to raise awareness and funds for Arc - read on to find out more.

I want to sleep out in the car park

We are so excited to be inviting sleepers back into our car park! This is a family friendly event, so children are welcome to join. You'll have the perfect opportunity to meet Arc staff, and hopefully clients, as well as other participants whilst enjoying an evening of live entertainment and yummy food! For the sleeping part, we will provide you with a piece of cardboard for your comfort, but please remember to bring sleeping bags, blankets, warm clothing, waterproofs, and umbrella (which hopefully wont be needed!). Please note participants are unable to pitch tents or tarpaulins at the car park event.

There will be discounted food available, as well as drinks provided throughout the evening. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks if you like! There are also toilet facilities within our office, and there will be security present throughout the event to ensure the safety of participants.

I want to sleep out at home

Amazing - you've decided to join us from home! We are thrilled to have you with us! Firstly, you need to decide where you will be sleeping for the night will you sleep in the garden, under the dining table, in the shed, or be like Harry Potter under the stairs? How about inviting your family/friends/housemates/neighbours/colleagues over and take part as a group? The possibilities are endless!

How do I take part in the Big Sleep Out?

Registration is easy! Please head to https://forms.gle/agyJGtQYAi5ivQgU9 and fill in your details. Once we have received these, we will send you a confirmation email and a registration pack will be in the post for you as soon as possible. This pack contains all the information you may need for the event, including ideas on fundraising. If you do have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch using the details below.

How do I get sponsored for the Big Sleep Out?

Luckily, you're in the right place! Using Just Giving is a simple and effective way of fundraising. Just select Start Fundraising at the top of this page to set up your own Just Giving page for the Big Sleep Out. Once you've done this, you can easily share the link on social media, text, email, or wherever you like to raise support.

There are, of course, other ways you can fundraise, and your registration pack will include these. The pack will be sent out to you soon after you sign up using the link above.

I can't take part but I want to support those that are - what can I do?

We understand that sleeping outside is not for everyone and it comes with lots of challenges! If you'd like to support the participants and the work we do here at Arc, please click 'Give Now' at the top of this page to make a donation. We really appreciate your help - thank you so much!

How do I get in touch?

Please do not hesitate to get in touch! You can contact Alice at ahannon@arcinspire.co.uk, or call her on 07852 947954. Alternatively, you can visit our website: www.arcinspire.co.uk. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn feel free to tag us in any posts relating to the Big Sleep Out!

Last but not least, we just wanted to say a big THANK YOU! We are so excited to see you on Friday 10th June 2022!

About the charity


Verified by JustGiving

RCN HMRC Registered
Arc (formerly Taunton Association for the Homeless) houses, supports and empowers homeless people in Somerset. We are a local homeless charitable organisation, supporting over 450 people per year. Together, we can end rough sleeping in the South West. To read more, please visit our website.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £838.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
Offline donations
Direct donations
Donations via fundraisers

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.