O n a cold Saturday, 18th November, 36 boys and 5 staff participated in a Sleep Out fundraiser to help raise awareness and funds for the London and Slough Run. This charity, founded in 1984, provides support for the homeless. During the coldest months of the year, it operates the Slough Winter Night Shelter, which takes in rough sleepers and provides safe, warm accommodation and a good meal for the night in a caring, friendly environment.
The sleepers were tasked with creating their own sleeping areas, using cardboard, sleeping mats, and sleeping bags for warmth. They were provided with sandwiches and hot soup and drinks at night, and bacon rolls and hot drinks in the morning, just as the rough sleepers taken in by the Shelter are. The boys whiled away the hours until bedtime by playing board games such as Articulate!, and also heard a talk by John Power, Chairman of the London and Slough Run, who provided the participants with background information about the charity, and updates on the outstanding work they continue to do for the homeless in the area.
In total, £3,927.50 was raised by the dedicated efforts of the boys and staff who participated. These proceeds will go far in supporting the operations of the Slough Winter Night Shelter this year.
If you are unable to join us as a ‘Sleeper’ at this years Sleepout but would like to make a donation towards the Winter Night Shelter for this year, then please click on the link – thank you to all the fundraisers and donators so far!
This team were very creative with their cardboard boxes at last years very cold Sleepout! Could you organise a team to sleepout and help the homeless? Your sponsorship will help keep the Winter Night Shelter open from the end of December until the end of March. Click here www.thelondonandsloughrun.com to register and set up your teams fundraising page!
Could you do it? Could you sleep outside in a cardboard box for one night to raise funds for an emergency winter shelter for the homeless in Slough?
Slough Sleepout for the Homeless 2018
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We are pleased to announce the Slough Sleepout for the Homeless (SSH) on Saturday 24th November at St Bernards School, Slough, to raise funds specifically to run the Night Shelter for 2019. 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, the Slough Winter Night Shelter 2018 was open for 94 consecutive nights to the 1st
April 2018 and was used by 49 guests, 22 of whom went on to find accommodation and
many of them have since found employment. 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.
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We can’t wait to see you on the night!
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