Registration is now open for the Eden Project’s tenth annual Sleep Out, to raise vital funds for homeless charities St Petrocs and the Amber Foundation.
Since the first Eden Sleep Out in 2014, hundreds of participants have slept outside the Biomes, beneath the canopy of the Link building, to get a feel for what it’s like to ‘sleep rough’ – if only for one night. In that time, more than £100k has been raised for these crucial charities.
According to research from Shelter, around 271,000 people were recorded as homeless in England at the beginning of this year, 123,000 of which were children.
The Amber Foundation has reported a 30% increase in referrals to its Devon centre this summer alone.
Attendees are encouraged to fundraise with friends, families and colleagues and can expect live entertainment and music, as well as hearing from those affected by homelessness and who have benefited from the unwavering support of the two charities.
Dinner will be provided with cookery workshops led by Eden’s chefs, while unlimited tea and coffee will be available throughout the night, with breakfast provided the next morning.
Dan James, Eden’s development director, said: “This is a huge year for the Sleep Out at the Eden Project. We’re so proud to be able to look back on nine years of fundraising for St Petrocs and the Amber Foundation.
“Homelessness is a very real problem in the south west and whole of the UK, and with the current cost of living crisis, individuals and families need our help more than ever.”
For full details of the Sleep Out, taking place on November 16, click here.