#BigSleepOut2023 (March 31st, 2023)

The Annual Big SleepOut 2023 #BigSleepOut2023
Sponsored by Beaverbrooks.

FRIDAY 31st MARCH 2023

Sleep out and help raise money to support homeless young people in Blackpool

Streetlife’s annual Big SleepOut, sponsored by Beaverbrooks The Jewellers, is back!

And we’re now open for registrations.

The Big SleepOut returns to Blackpool town centre on Friday 31st March 2023.

Every year over 150 people spend a night sleeping on the street outside our night shelter in St John’s Square, Blackpool to raise awareness and sponsorship to keep our service running.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support us by either sleeping out or donating including our fantastic sponsors for the fourth year running Beaverbrooks The Jewellers.

Families, individuals and businesses

Taking place at St. John’s Square in Blackpool’s town centre, the Big SleepOut raises vital funds to keep our town’s only emergency night shelter open for vulnerable young people aged 16-25.

The vital funds raised during the Big SleepOut go towards the £85,000 annual operating costs to keep this emergency night shelter open all year round, providing accommodation for homeless young people in the town.

We have many families, individuals and businesses that return year after year to continually support us, raising a fantastic £18,500 in 2022.

“By participating with our annual sleepout you’re enabling us to continue supporting over 300 young people and offering 2920 bed spaces per year. Without our service these vulnerable young people would be sleeping rough on the street” Jane Hugo, CEO, Streetlife.

Registrations are now open!

We are now accepting registrations for The Big SleepOut on Friday 31st March 2023*. The number of those sleeping out is limited to 200, so we recommend registering early.

Now’s the time to sign up, grab your sleeping bag and join the Streetlife team for a very rewarding fundraiser that will help hundreds of young people in Blackpool.

Registration costs £10 and you will receive a wrist band, souvenir and survival pack. You’ll need your own sleeping bag, and if you’d like to bring a group of friends* or colleagues so you can take part as a team then that will help raise even more.

We encourage each participant to aim to raise £50 (and more if you are able), so that more young people can receive support. Thank you.

Register here for The Big SleepOut 2023

Click here to start your  fundraising page

Click here to download your sponsorship form. 

Big Sleepout FAQs

Click HERE to register.

Everyone wanting to take part in the event will need to register in advance. The number of places available is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

It will be held outside St John’s Church, St John’s Square, in Blackpool town centre. (Friday 31st March 2023, 8pm to 6am)

We encourage each participant to aim to raise £50 (and more if you are able), so that more young people can receive support. You can create your own online donations form through Just Giving by clicking on this link

Yes, you can create your own online donations form through Just Giving by clicking on this link and click on the “Fundraise for us” tab in the top right hand corner.

Please bring your own sleeping bag and any waterproof covering you may wish to use e.g. bin bags, plastic sheeting, umbrellas, waterproofs. You may also wish to bring snacks to eat. (Roll mats are advised, but please avoid bringing cardboard, tents, alcohol, stereos, pets or anything that could disturb your fellow supporters or residents nearby.)

Tea and coffee will be available throughout the night. (Food is not provided, so you may also wish to bring some snacks to eat.)

No, we respectfully ask that you do not bring alcohol with you.

Yes, there will be access to the toilets in St John’s.

We will have security and first aiders on site to ensure your safety, but please note that Streetlife cannot accept responsibility for any items lost, stolen or damaged.

Yes, we will have first aiders on site to ensure your safety.

Sorry, no visitors allowed inside the barriers.

Sorry, no animals or pets may be brought to the event (with the exception of guide dogs).

Smoking and vaping will only be permitted in the designated smoking area

This event is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years old. Children aged 14 and over must be accompanied by an adult who is the parent or legal guardian.

7.45pm – Arrival (We kindly ask you NOT to arrive before 7.45pm, – thank you)
8.00pm – Official opening by Mayor Cllr Kathryn Benson, Beaverbrooks MD, Anna Blackburn and actress Jodie Prenger
8.05pm – Doors open and registration starts
10.00pm – Registration closes
5.00am – Refreshment area closes
5.45am – Group photo and presentation of certificates
6.00am – Event closes

Please feel free to get in touch, you can find our full contact details here

How you can support Streetlife and help young vulnerable people in Blackpool