Big Dorset Sleep-Out



Join our Big Dorset Sleep-out and stand up against homelessness by challenging yourself, friends, family and colleagues to sleep out for one night and help raise vital funds and awareness for those forced to do so in and around Dorset every night.

Last year we provided life-changing support to over 1,800 vulnerable individuals who were experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness across Dorset and the South-West.

Giving up just one night really could transform the lives of others. The Big Dorset Sleep-Out isn’t about replicating rough sleeping. Of course, spending one cold night outdoors couldn’t possibly come close to the stark reality of being homeless and sleeping on the streets. However, by taking on our eye-opening challenge, you will be raising funds to help change and save lives.

Swap beds for sleeping bags and brave the winter weather, so that people experiencing homeless can wake up to a brighter future.

We will all be connected by one aim – to raise funds that will help provide safe shelter and support for vulnerable people who are forced to sleep outside every night.

You can enter as an individual, or with friends and family, or a team from work, school or another organisation. (Under 16′s must be accompanied by an adult at all times).

We do not charge an entry fee, but we do need you to raise as much as possible through sponsorship, so that we can continue to provide vital support to homeless and marginalised men and women across Dorset. You will be amazed at how many people will be willing to sponsor you!

We thank the Rapid Relief Team, who will be returning to provide a small breakfast on the morning of the event and before you head off to your homes.

You can contact the organiser by emailing: annabelle.lowes@julianhouse.org.uk