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The Big SleepOut …from home

  • Start Date: 27th Nov, 2020 @ 6:00pm
  • Closing Date: 28th Nov, 2020 @ 6:00am
  • Location: Global

Sleep out so a young person doesn’t have to!
For one night ‘sleep rough’ in a tent or construct a shelter in your back garden, your work space or wherever a bunch of you can get together safely and be part of this amazing event.

Even apart, we’re in this together!

This year we’re doing things a little differently. We want you to join us for the Big SleepOut by sleeping out in your back garden, work space or anywhere else you can camp safely. Take part alone, with family or if you can do so safely maybe with some friends or work colleagues.

You can sleep in a tent or construct a shelter. We’ll send you a pack with things to do on the night and a link to our live stream so you can chat to all the other hundreds of people taking part and join in with some of the activities too.

Please register your place by completing the form on this page. It is free to take part, all we ask is that participants try to raise as much as possible in sponsorship to make it all worthwhile! Please read the Terms & Conditions for this event before registering.

Start your online fundraising here

On the night you are invited to join the hundreds (maybe even thousands) of other people taking part on our social media platform, which will have loads of entertainment for you to engage with throughout the evening. This starts at 6pm and will included a celebrity quiz, a shadow puppet show & how to do it yourself, and of course the legendary Creative Cardboard Competition for the best ‘Shelter’ used on the night. So let your imagination run free, build the best shelter you can and send us a picture.

Preview of shadow puppetry on the night


For feedback or questions about this event please contact the events team via For general questions about the work of St Basils, sending your sponsorship money in or photo permissions please email

We fully expect to hold the usual Big SleepOut in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral in November 2021, so in advance of this we would like to thank all our sponsors: Birmingham Cathedral, Schumacher Packaging, Speedy Hire, Greggs, Birmingham City Council, Smurfit Kappa and Squire Patton & Boggs.

BIG SLEEPOUT with a twist

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