Local homeless charity Julian House announces the return of the annual Big Exeter Sleep-Out event at St James Park Football Stadium, in partnership with Exeter City Community Trust. The event takes place on the 22nd March 2024, and the charity is inviting members of the public to sleep outside for one night; to help support those forced to sleep out every night in the city and across Devon.
Julian House is a South-West-based charity that helps vulnerable, homeless, and at-risk people get back on their feet and rebuild their lives. The charity operates over 40 distinct projects, accommodation sites, and social enterprises across South-West England, extending a lifeline to over 2000 individuals annually. This year, an enduring housing crisis and escalating living costs mean the call for their life-saving services has been louder than ever.
The charity urges individuals, student groups, corporate teams, and families to take part in the event. It’s suitable for anybody who is concerned about the issue of homelessness in their community and is looking to take some action and raise funds for a worthwhile local cause.
Annabelle Lowes, Senior Community and Events Fundraiser at Julian House, said:
“We are thankful that this event is happening yet again in 2024. It holds a special place in the heart of our community and generates tremendous support and awareness for the vulnerable people that we care for here in Devon. We are incredibly grateful for every participants effort in joining us to help raise vital funds, and to Exeter City Community Trust and Rapid Relief for supporting us each year.”
The event is certainly a challenge, but spending one night outside can’t possibly replicate what it is like to be homeless and on the streets. After the Big Exeter Sleep-Out you can go home, have a warm bath, have a nice breakfast and chat to family or friends about your experience, perhaps even go back to bed to catch up on the sleep you lost the night before. These simple comforts are not afforded to those affected by homelessness. But, by being sponsored to sleep out for just one night, you will be helping others who don’t have the luxury of their own home to return to.
Giving up just one night really could transform the lives of others.
Places for the event will go quickly, so sign up here: Big Exeter Sleep-Out | Julian House | Homeless Charity | Devon or contact Annabelle for more information: email@example.com”