Sleep Out for homelessness charities
- Each November
- Raise money for homelessness charities
Could you spend a night sleeping outside in November in order to raise awareness and funds to support the tens of thousands of young people who experience homelessness in the UK every year?
For the last six years the Eden Project near St Austell has hosted an annual Sleep Out outside the Biomes and the events have raising thousands of pounds for two charities, St Petrocs and the Amber Foundation.
Government guidance due to the pandemic means that the 2020 Eden Sleep Out moved to a virtual event. Fundraisers slept out in their own garden or their lounge floor to help homelessness raise money for St Petrocs and the Amber Foundation. We’re delighted that the 84 participants were able to raise a total of around £10,000 for the two charities.
Participants in the Virtual Eden Sleep Out enjoyed content online to entertain them and inspire their fund-raising. Among the contributors on the night were best-selling author Raynor Winn, and singer-songwriter Suzie Mac.
We hope the Sleepout will return to Eden in 2021...
Support South West charities
Eden has linked up locally with two South West charities, St Petrocs Society and the Amber Foundation (EYH). When registering you will be able to select one to fundraise for; these deserving charities will be extremely grateful for any monies raised.
St Petrocs exists to end street homelessness in Cornwall and they provide a diverse range of services for the single homeless, who, more often than not, fall outside the responsibility of statutory authorities. The charity provides accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall. Within resources available, they strive to provide the best quality of service possible. Their primary aim is to provide these services to people aged 16-65 years and for whom no provision is made within the community, either statutory or otherwise.
Amber Foundation is an independent charity that helps homeless and unemployed young people in crisis to positively turn their lives around. They offer a temporary safe place to live with 30 other young people at one of three residential centres, including at their centre in Devon. They provide a mix of support, structure, new experiences and accredited training that builds young people’s motivation, self-discipline and skill set. They support residents to overcome their personal challenges and move on to education or employment and safe, sustainable accommodation.