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BIG Birmingham Sleepout

the original and still the largest and best event of its kind....

Big brum sleepout:
friday 30th november 2018
National Express WM logo


Sponsored by National Express 

anyone wishing to take part must read the terms and conditions first. 

set up your online fundraising page here

With this free event we are challenging your group of friends, family or colleagues to build a dwelling out of (provided) cardboard and plastic sheeting and then sleep in it overnight in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral in November!

It is a challenge but it's great fun too and you'll be joining together with lots and lots of other like-minded locals all trying to help this great cause.

Those that don't want to take part with you can sponsor you, raising funds to ensure our vital services can continue into the future! 

If you want to build something a bit more 'creative' feel free to bring your own extras and additional materials and create an entry for our optional Jaffabox Creative Cardboard Competition! You never know our Young People may choose your entry as one of the winners and if so you'll win free edible goodies to consume on the night!   

Jaffabox Creative Cardboard competition Hall of Fame

Not done one before? What can you expect of BIg BRUM SLeepOut?

 Click on the photos below to launch photo albums from previous years:

Birmingham Big Sleepout 2017

BIG Birmingham SleepOut 2016: Album 1

Here's a video explaining more about what we do and how this event helps vulnerable young people in our region: 

What's it all for?

In any one year we house over 1000 young people in Birmingham alone and over 1,500 across the West Midlands region.

With this event we are hoping to match that place for place. So that in one night we can see what it might look like if our services preventing youth homelessness didn't exist. 

Last year we had 1100 people register for this event and over 700 actually take part on the night. This year we are aiming to have over 1000 actually take part, breaking all previous records. 

Will you join us and help ensure our services can continue into the future?

Register for free by filling out the form on this page! 

Further useful links

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big birmingham sleepout SPONSORS

A huge thank you to our main sponsors of this event: National Express who are sponsoring both this event and our Coventry SleepOut this year. Thanks to them our costs of hosting these events will be much lower. 

We would also like to thank our regular event partners Jaffabox for their year-upon-year support with mountains of cardboard boxes and Birmingham Cathedral for offering to help us host this brilliant event again this year.  

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 help with this event.

st basils BIG BIRMINGHAM SLEEPOUT business superstars: 


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