Slough Sleepout for the Homeless 2017
We are pleased to announce the Slough Sleepout for the Homeless (SSH) to raise funds specifically to run the Night Shelter for 2018. This is an opportunity for everyone aged 16 or over to get involved, to support those who are less fortunate than ourselves by sleeping outside together, for one night in a cardboard box. The Sleepout will take place in a fully managed, secure environment and we will supply the cardboard box, refreshments and entertainment.
This event is critical to the success of the Slough Winter Night Shelter as it is our main event for raising the funds needed to run the night shelter every night from January to the end of March (typically the coldest months of the winter).
Thanks to our volunteers, Slough council and other bodies, from the Slough Winter Night Shelter 2017, at least 20 guests were housed (at least 11 are in work) and emotional support and assistance was offered to all our guests. 47 people used it for at least 1 night with the average nightly attendance of 14. We saw a range of guests use the shelter from entrenched rough sleepers to those who found themselves in need of help for a short time.
We can’t wait to see you on the night!