Sleep Out for the Rock Trust this November and raise money to support young homeless people
This is a special sponsored Sleep Out event just for young people aged 12 – 21.
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, 180 young people raised thousands of pounds to support the Rock Trust’s work with homeless and vulnerable young people. By taking part in the Under 21’s Sleep Out, you can make a difference to the lives of others less fortunate than yourselves too.
*Under-16s must have parental consent and be part of a supervised group.
When? Friday 24th November 2017 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.
How much should I raise? The target is £50 per young person. For example, a team of 4 should aim to hit £200. The sponsorship money raised is absolutely vital for 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.
As well as a night of entertainment and games, including a silent disco, giant jenga and a magician, you will get a hot meal in the evening and we will provide bacon rolls (or egg for vegetarians) for breakfast the following morning.
Bring cardboard, sleeping bag and thermals! We will collect as much cardboard as we can, but just to be safe, collect some and bring it to sleep on.