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Closed 3/31/2019

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The Bridge Homelessness to Hope

The Big Sleep Out - 2019

The Bridge is looking for volunteers to wrap up warm and brace themselves for a night out in the elements to raise awareness of homelessness and the reality of sleeping rough. They will see first hand what it might be like to homeless in winter.
Closed on 03/31/2019
Charity Registration No: 1131922

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At the latest count, there are over 40 people sleeping rough on Leicester's streets. This number is unfortunately growing. At The Bridge Homelessness to Hope, we support those that are on the streets by providing food provisions, support, laundry cleaning, showers and food parcels. As a charity, our services cannot commence without generous donations from fundraising.

The Bridge is looking for volunteers to wrap up warm and brace themselves for a night out in the elements to raise awareness of homelessness and the reality of sleeping rough.

Volunteers will spend the night under the stars for a taste of what street homelessness might be like with only cardboard, a sleeping bag, flasks and the clothes on their back for warmth.

The Big Sleep will take place on 21 March, 2019 at the University of Leicester. The Bridge Homelessness to Hope is asking local businesses and their staff to sign up, take part in the challenge and raise much-needed funds through sponsorship. Breakfasts will be generously provided by the University of Leicester.

All funds raised through the sponsorship for the event will be donated to The Bridge Homelessness to Hope to help the citys homeless community.

Individuals or local businesses willing to join The Big Sleep should contact David Fawcett at The Bridge Homelessness to Hope on 07534 059658 or email david@bridgeleicester.org

David Fawcett, Executive Operations Manager at The Bridge Homelessness to Hope commented: Were looking for hardy souls to take on The Big Sleep challenge, either individually or as part of a group representing a local organisation. The night will be a real eye-opener and will hopefully raise funds to help us to continue our work supporting the homeless community in the city of Leicester.

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Jennifer Cooper

£1,770.00

raised by 127 supporters

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David Fawcett

£776.10

raised by 31 supporters

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Dave Hall

£635.00

raised by 20 supporters

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Brian Berry

£620.00

raised by 34 supporters

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Emily Price

£610.00

raised by 46 supporters

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Supporters

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Paul Monks

5 months ago

Well done to all those who completed this, and a reminder for those of who live in more comfort.

£20.00

+ £5 Gift Aid

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Carolyn Acton-Reed

5 months ago

Well done to Rosie Acton from Ellesmere school.

£15.00

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Alexandra Patel

5 months ago

£10.00

+ £2.5 Gift Aid

V.E. Parke

5 months ago

£10.00

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Carolyn Acton-Reed

5 months ago

£80.00

About the charity

The Bridge Homelessness to Hope
The Bridge Homelessness to Hope

The Bridge has been helping people in Leicester since 2008. Our centre is open 6 days a week. Some services we provide include; food provision, showers and laundry, housing support, benefits and jobs advice, a mentoring project, health awareness days and other wellness activities.

Charity Registration No: 1131922

http://www.bridgeleicester.org

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£11,190.79

+ £2,012.84 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£570.00

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£10,620.79

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The Big Sleep Out - 2019

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