Evolve Sleep Out 2020, sponsored by Croydon BID
Location: Boxpark Croydon
9:00pm — 6:00am
For one night, give up your bed to help end homelessness.
It is back! After the incredible success of last year's Sleep Out, Sleep Out 2020 is here, once again sponsored by Croydon BID.
Give up your cosy bed and swap it for cold concrete to help raise funds and support homeless people into fulfilled, independent lives.
On Sunday 29 March, we will once again take-over Boxpark Croydon.
Registration will open at 9.30pm on the upper deck by Chilango's with tea and biscuits at the ready whilst we set up camp.
At 10:30pm there will be a talk from Evolve and one of our beneficiaries who have had lived experience of sleeping rough, to inspire and remind us of the reasons behind the event, and thank each and every one of you for taking action against homelessness.
Before we take to the cold floor, we'll have a team photo celebrating the whole community pulling together in one joint cause.
At 6.30am a 'thank you' breakfast by 'Catered by Justin' will be at the ready for all of you incredible people who have taken action and actively helped to support homeless people.
7am- our Sleep Out mission will be complete.
The sponsorship target is suggested at £175 per person.
We know one night sleeping out will no where near reflect the harsh realities of what it is to be homeless, but by taking part you are actively raising awareness of the crisis, and most vitally, raising funds that will effectively help homeless people to rebuild their lives and gain independence.
We can not thank you enough for being part of this mission to end homelessness.
Want to learn more about Evolve? Check out our website here
What can/can’t I bring into the event?
Please definitely bring a warm sleeping bag, lots and lots of warm, loose clothes and winter woollies, and something like a yoga or camping mat or piece of cardboard to sleep on to give you that added bit of insulation. (It will make a big difference- we promise!) If it will make sleeping more likely, bring ear plugs and eye masks if you have them.
Bring a water bottle if you have one so we can be easy on the environment and not waste lots of plastic cups.
No bedding will be provided, so come prepared!
No drugs or alcohol will be permitted into the venue.
There will be security at the event, however, we’d encourage you to not bring any unnecssary valuables.
Can I sleep next to friends/ with my team?
Of course! We will keep clear walkways in between groups of sleepers for people to get out and about but otherwise, set up camp with the people you would like to Sleep Out with.
Will there be toilets? Showers?!
Yes, Boxpark toilets will be open all night for us to use. No, no showers.
Teas, coffee, hot chocolate, decafs , all the milks and water will be available throughout the event and there will be a thank you breakfast bap and cuppa ready to mark your efforts when the sun comes up. However, if you have very specific dietary requirements or any other specialised needs, we recommend you bring what you need with you.
I'm vegan/ gluten free- will there be breakfast for me?
Yes. We'll be providing some vegan and GF options. However, if you could email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know, we can then make sure we have an accurate idea of numbers and make sure we get the right amount of food and don't create waste/ underprovide. Thank you!
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
As long as you have your event confirmation on your phone that will be perfect. We just need to confirm you have officially signed up for the event and are ready to go.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No ID is required to attend the event- just have your event confirmation details at the ready.
There is an age limit of 16. Anyone between 16- 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
There is no upper age limit we just advise, anyone over 65+ should seek advice from a medical practitioner before taking part. Any questions please contact email@example.com.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Your best bet would be to arrive by public transport. Boxpark is located directly next to East Croydon station which is a hub that connects to mainlines across London. (20 mins from Victoria and London Bridge.)
If you are driving there are NCP car parks which are 24 hours within a ten minute walk of the venue, but please bear in mind you may be very tired the next day, so please ensure you are safe to drive in the morning.
Can I update my registration information?
No problem, we just ask you do so at least 3 days before the event. Either contact us directly or via Eventbrite.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
If you are unable to attend and want to pass over your place we are happy for you to do so- just let us know and make sure the new participant is game to raise their £250 suggested sponsorship and knows what the event will entail.
Can I get help with my fundraising?
Absolutely! We have a fundraising pack with loads of ideas of how to smash that £250 target. Get in touch and we will fire it over to you. If you need more help- please just shout! Let’s do this! firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can email us via email@example.com or call 020 7101 9960. You can also find us on all the usual social places @EvolveLDN and we will happily answer your questions there too!