Sleep Out so a young person don’t have to
This is a special sponsored Sleep Out event just for young people aged 12 – 18.
We are looking for schools, youth groups, boys brigade, girl guides, church groups and any other young people who want to take on the challenge and help us support some of the most vulnerable young people in our community.
Last year, 140 young people raised thousands of pounds to support the Rock Trust’s work with homeless and vulnerable young people. By taking part in the Sleep Out, you can stand up for the rights of young people and directly support our work to end youth homelessness for good.
In the Year of Young People, now more than ever we want young people to come together in solidarity, and raise awareness of what too many young people in Scotland are going through every day.
*All participants must be part of a supervised group (i.e. accompanied by a teacher or parent).
When? Friday 16th November 2018 from 7pm—7am… It’s an all-nighter!
Where? St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George Street, Edinburgh
Why? The purpose of Sleep Out is to raise money and awareness of the issues of youth homelessness and NOT to match the sense of danger, hopelessness and hunger which many young homeless people face.
What do I have to do? For just one night, swap your bed for a sleeping bag and experience a night’s sleep outside, on the street, in the heart of Edinburgh city centre.
Registration fee: £5 per young person (free for accompanying adults). This can be collated and passed to the Rock Trust at any point in the run up to the event. To secure your places you must register via eventbrite using the link below.
How much should I raise? The target is £50 per young person. The sponsorship money raised helps us to maintain our frontline services, supporting young homeless people to build the personal skills and resources required to make a positive and healthy transition to adulthood, while avoiding or moving on from homelessness.