United for Cambridge Sleepout
Last year, on 7th February 2020, around 35 brave souls slept out at the Abbey Stadium to raise awareness for homelessness and funds to support Wintercomfort and Cambridge United Community Trust.
This year, with continuing uncertainty around Coronavirus lockdown regulations, we will be holding a Virtual Sleepout, inviting the local community to create their own sleepout experience at home!
You can Sleep Out from anywhere — a garden, terrace, garage or kitchen floor so long as it's safe and legal — and raise urgently-needed funds for two local charities in the process. We want to spread awareness about homelessness, sending a powerful message of solidarity from across Cambridge.
There will be lots of fun live activities before snuggling down on the night itself including a virtual quiz, a bedtime story broadcast, competitions and live-link ups with special guests.
All proceeds raised will be shared between Wintercomfort and the Community Trust.
“For many people in Cambridge, finding a safe and dry place to sleep is a nightly challenge. Your participation in this event will help to make a positive impact in the lives of these most vulnerable people within our community.”
Melody Brooker – Fundraising and Communications Manager, Wintercomfort for the Homeless
“Despite the fact we’re sleeping apart, this event is all about Uniting people with a common cause. It’s time to tackle homelessness and this event is a fun, unique and crafty way to do this. Each year we do this, people get up in the morning, knowing that through having given up their bed for one night, they have made a real difference to their local community.” - Simon Wall, Cambridge United Community Trust’s Communities Manager