Sleep Out - missed ours this year - why not Host Your Own? - Chess Homeless

Sleep Out – missed ours this year – why not Host Your Own?

Host your own Sleep Out
Families, Work Places, Youth Groups and Clubs

If you didn’t manage to make our Sleep Out on the 22nd November 2019, then why not host your own. You can do this during the winter months, or at another time that may be more suitable to your group.

We are calling on the good people of Essex to take part. It’s open to anyone providing you have permission; brownies, cubs, scouts, guides, youth groups, schools, colleges and families. (those under the age of 18 must ensure an adult/carer is with you).

You can choose to brave the elements with just a sleeping bag and cardboard box or get the tent out and camp in the garden with friends and family. Either way, make a night of it and help raise valuable funds for local homeless people as you sleep!

If you are a school or club then why not get in touch and invite us along to an assembly, before taking part in your event

Here at CHESS Homeless we believe that everyone should have a roof over their head and a place they can call home. No one should be left out sleeping on the streets. We provide a programme of change to help single homeless adults get back on their feet to live independently and where possible to get back into education or employment. The money you raise through your Sleep Out will go towards helping single homeless adults from Chelmsford and Essex.

How to Host Your Own Sleep Out

Decide on a suitable date and make it lots of fun. You can set your own target and raise as much sponsorship as you can. Either set up a fundraising page on or download a Sponsorship Form here.

Some points to consider:

  • find a safe place in a property owned by your organisation or somewhere your group has the right to be or your own home.
  • ensure you have appropriate insurance, a full risk assessment and first aid provisions (with first aider on site).
  • provide permission forms for all attendees under 18
  • ensure the correct ratio of qualified adults to under 18’s
  • be safe and have fun!

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