One of our most productive fundraising events is usually a big sponsored sleep out in Crawley, which is obviously not possible just now. So we've adapted it, and we are encouraging people to give up the comfort of their beds for one night on Friday 20th November and sleep out in their garden, shed, garage, kitchen, office, lounge, trampoline…. they can be as creative as they like! It won't be anything like the reality of being homeless of course, but it will maybe give a glimpse of the discomfort, cold and lack of sleep which is the nightly reality for too many people.
We hope that you might consider doing it with friends, work colleagues or family, bearing in mind all prevailing COVID-19 rules and guidelines of course, and get sponsored for taking part. All money raised will go towards making up the expected shortfall in our income this financial year, so that we can continue to serve, care for and accommodate those who find themselves homeless and vulnerable locally.
Perhaps you would be kind enough to circulate details to colleagues, friends and family if appropriate, and if you or anyone interested can please register to receive further details at www.crawleyopenhouse.co.uk/sleepoutathome