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Group sitting by a fire pit in the evening at Eden

Sleepout for homelessness charities

Could you spend a night sleeping outside in November? Help raise awareness and funds to support the tens of thousands of young people who experience homelessness in the UK every year.

Sleepout 2021 group shot at Eden

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For the last eight years the Eden Project has hosted an annual Sleep Out outside the Biomes, raising thousands of pounds for homelessness charities St Petrocs and the Amber Foundation.

Last year, around 75 participants took part on a chilly night at Eden and raised £14,000 for the two charities. The Sleep Out will be back this year on the 10th November and hopes to raise another brilliant amount for the charities.

On the night, participants are invited to ‘sleep rough’ underneath the canopy of the Link Building between our Biomes to get a feel for what it's like to be a rough sleeper - if only for one night.

Attendees can expect entertainment such as a reading from local author Raynor Winn, or music from a local artist. There will be hot dinner with the option to make it yourself in cookery workshops, breakfast and unlimited teas and coffees available throughout. We only ask that you bring your own sleeping bag.

Fundraising

You can pick between two local charities to fundraise, here's a little more about the amazing work they do:

The Amber Foundation

The Amber Foundation houses and supports young people (aged 16-30) at supported housing centres in Devon and beyond. Their centres in Devon and Wiltshire provide a safe and supportive place for young people to stay from right across the region. The foundation provides tailored support to help people move on from Amber to a job, a place in education or training and most importantly a safe, secure place to call home.

St Petrocs

St Petrocs are working to end homelessness in Cornwall because every person has a right to a safe and secure home. St Petrocs is a charity providing a range of services with the aim of ending homelessness for good. These services include outreach, resettlement and supported accommodation. They provide access to advice, support and medical services at our resource centres, including an in-house counselling system, and run a skills, training and employment programme.

Sleepout event at Eden

Sign up for Sleepout 2022

Are you up for the challenge? Join us on 10 November!