On 13th October 2023 we will host our fifth annual sleep out, this time at WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB
Our mission is to raise awareness of the complex issues surrounding homelessness within our county, and the services our charities relentlessly push forward.
We started our event to help change perceptions, as well changing lives. Whilst we always seek to create empathy through education, we do not seek to recreate theexperience of being homeless.
To date we have raised nearly £70,000 across our previous annual events. Our aim for 2023 is to have at least 100 people sleep out on the night, raising £25,000.
We welcome all, and do not enforce a minimum fundraising target. At our previous events we have seen a broad range of donation targets, ranging from £50 through to £3,500+ for teams. All money raised will be split between equally by Maggs, St Pauls, and Warriors Community Foundation.
New for 2023, we ask that all attendees purchase a ticket. We are operating with tickets for the first time to help cover event costs, and ensure fundraiser numbers are accurate to avoid food waste for our catering partners. All funds raised from ticket sales go directly to the three charities.
Is there an Age limit?
There is no upper age limit, but we ask all sleepers are age 16 or over for insurance purposes.
Why do I need a paid ticket?
We are operating with tickets for the first time to help cover event costs, and ensure fundraiser numbers are accurate to avoid food waste for our catering partners. All funds raised from ticket sales go directly to the three charities.
Who is attending?
Our previous attendees have included both local and international business leaders, the city mayor, local councillors, Worcester Warriors players, local bishops, clients of the charities, individuals and volunteers who want to help those in need and more.
How do I sign up as a team?
Simply purchase a ticket for each team member, then follow the steps above. Once you have created your fundraising page with Just Giving, you can create a team page for all members to join. More info can be found here.
How can my organisation help?
If your organisation would like to sponsor our event, we have sponsorship packages available – for further information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Warriors Community Foundation exists to help build a legacy for sport, education, health and social cohesion across the communities within our reach. We utilise our brand, players and professional staff to engage and inspire young people through the power of sport.
- Our mission is to help people live through homelessness so that everyone has a place where they belong and we live in a society where all forms of homelessness are rare, brief and seldom recurrent.
- Maggs Day Centre provides a lifeline to help people survive the worst of what life throws at them. We provide a safe, dry environment where homeless and particularly vulnerable people can get food and hot drinks, as well as using showers and laundry facilities.