Birmingham City Mission’s Sponsored Sleepout

On Friday 25 February 2022, Birmingham City mission is inviting people to spend the night outside in a cardboard box, in order to raise awareness of what it is really like to sleep rough – and to raise money for BCM’s work with the homeless in the city. The annual Sponsored Sleepout will take place in the car park at BCM’s headquarters at The Clock Tower, 2 Langdon Street, Birmingham B9 4BP. The venue can be found close to the Big John’s roundabout, just off Garrison Lane. There is free on-road parking nearby.

The arrival desk will be open from 8.00pm on Friday 25 February. The official welcome follows at 9.00pm. During the evening there will be a presentation about the work of Birmingham City Mission. The gates will close for the night at 11.00pm, although those taking part will be free to leave the site at any time.

Hot drinks and soup will be served from 9.15pm to midnight, and breakfast from 5.00am to 6.00am.

BCM will provide participants with two large cardboard boxes. To make the night as comfortable and warm as possible, participants are encouraged to bring plenty of warm and waterproof clothing, hat and gloves, a ground sheet, a sleeping bag, blankets, food, chocolate, hot drinks and a torch. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them, and have parental or guardian consent. Youth Group leaders must ensure the ratio of adults to young people in their group satisfies legal requirements and will be responsible for the behaviour and conduct of their members at all times during the Sleepout. No alcohol or drugs are to be brought to the Sleepout. BCM reserves the right to object to any individual participating in the Sleepout at any time during the course of the Sleepout.

Visit the Birmingham City Mission website HERE for information, registration and sponsorship forms. To receive a printed Sleepout sponsor form, or with any other questions, e-mail THIS ADDRESS, or call 0121 766 6603.

To raise sponsorship online, you can set up your own free online fundraising page on the Stewardship website HERE. Once you’ve created an account and signed in on that website, create a page to raise funds for ‘Birmingham City Mission’s Sleepout 2022’ project.

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