What is Big Brum Sleepout?
At this free event we challenge you and your group of friends, family or colleagues to build a dwelling out of cardboard and plastic sheeting and then sleep in it overnight in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral in winter!
We provide the cardboard and plastic sheeting but how you translate that brief and build your construction – is up to you! (Please bring your own tape).
Find out more below. Or scroll down to fill out the form and register you and your group for this free event. If you have any questions please email email@example.com or call 0121 772 9614. Please read our Privacy Notice to understand the steps we take to protect your data.
What’s it all for?
We house over 1000 young people in Birmingham and over 1500 across the West Midlands in our 34 supported accommodation schemes, plus we help thousands more young people with face to face support and advice, but due to central government cuts these services are at risk. We have to raise £1.2 million ourselves this year. BIG Brum SleepOut is our largest event of the year. We are hoping to make it bigger and better than ever to help us reach this target and ensure our vital services can continue into the future.
BIG SleepOut film
This film produced by BCU students provides an excellent overview of this event:
Official photos of last years Big Sleepout
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Photo credits: Hana Patterson Photography
If you didn’t take part in this event please contact St Basils to ask permission before using the photos. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further useful links
Big Birmingham Sleepout SPONSORS
We would like to thank our regular event partners Jaffabox for their year-upon-year support with mountains of cardboard boxes and Birmingham Cathedral who have helped us host this expanding event since 2016!
A massive St Basils thank you goes out to our other business supporters Greggs Foundation, Speedy Hire, Smurfit Kappa Recycling, Lloyds, The Birmingham Mail, Langar Aid and Squire Patton Boggs for their ongoing help with this event.
You too can sponsor this event!
Your company can also sponsor or support the running of the event! Email the Events team.