The Seaview Project in St Leonards is organising a fund-raising Big Sleep which asks for volunteers to sleep out and raise money for the town’s most vulnerable people, particularly those with accommodation issues. This event has been organised before, but this time around it will be known as ‘The Big Sleep Bubble’ in order to ensure that it is Covid proof. 

Willing souls are asked to sleep in their own outdoor space, either individually or with members of their extended social groups, from 7.00pm on the night of Friday 1st October until 7.00am on Saturday. Cash prizes will be available for those most successful in achieving generous sponsors. It is also hoped that some local businesses might get involved.

Housing problems are growing increasingly acute in the town and the Seaview Project believes that by participating in the event people will gain a greater understanding of the experience of being deprived of a warm bed and physical security. Cardboard boxes or flimsy tents give scant protection against anti-social individuals. The charitable project has been working with vulnerable people for 35 years and hopes that events such as these will also generate more volunteers to work with the team.

If you are interested in sleeping out to help out, please contact the project at www.thebigsleephastings.com 


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