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Big BIRMINGHAM SleepOut 2019

  • Start Date: 29th Nov, 2019 @ 7:00pm
  • Closing Date: 30th Nov, 2019 @ 6:00am
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Join a thousand other local people sleeping out overnight in cardboard constructions in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral to raise funds and help homeless young people get back into education, training and work.

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 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

Click on the photo below to launch the interactive photo album and use the arrows to view the whole album. Click on a photo to download it. You will be referred to Flickr to do this. Return to this site to continue viewing the album.

BIG Brum SleepOut 2018

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

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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.

Terms & Conditions

BIG SleepOut Terms and Conditions

BIG Brum Sleepout

If you are associated with a business, group or organisation, please the write their name here.

Max 10 members per one group leader. If you wish to register more than 10 members please contact us via

Full Name Age (if under 18)

If under 18 please add their age or school year


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