Big SleepOut 2022

We invite you to join us from 7:30pm on Saturday 26th February for 12 hours of sleeping outside with only your sleeping bag and a makeshift shelter to keep you warm.

Sounds crazy?

add in to that, that February is often one of the coldest months of the year and you will understand some of the challenges those who have become homeless are facing each and every night.

We are not trying to pretend that this is the reality of homelessness but we do try and make the night as realistic as possible by restricting what you can bring to the event (which is why NO TENTS).

If you are up for the challenge of 12 hours… no tent… just you, a sleeping bag and whatever the weather can throw at you then Sign Up NOW

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the date of the event?

the date is Saturday 26th February

What time will it start?

The challenge starts at 7:30pm and finishes at 7:30am

Registration will open earlier to ensure everyone is in place before the start time.

Where is it taking place?

Delapre Abbey

Delapre Abbey are kindly hosting the event for us this year

What happens on the night?

In simple terms; you sleep outside for 12 hours

we do not allow any tents at the event so you will be sleeping under whatever you build out of cardboard

Is their an age limit?

Yes; 16 -18 must be accompanied by an adult. Below 16 are able to take part via our virtual event.

For the first time this year we will be running a virtual event alongside the live event and we welcome any young (or older) people wishing to take part, to do so via the virtual event. Please sign up using the Eventbrite registration form

Is their a cost?

Yes and No

You can choose to make a voluntary contribution to the event.

However, whether you do this or not, this is a sponsored event and each participant should aim to raise as much as possible for taking on the challenge


Do you want to set up your JustGiving page?⇓

please register first

Below are a selection of images from previous years

Our special thanks go to Delapre Abbey for supporting Hope by hosting this event