Salisbury fundraisers back for BIG Sleep event

Salisbury fundraisers back for BIG Sleep event

Published by Jack Deery at 12:57pm 10th January 2020.

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Alabare's annual event aims to raise money to support their work helping homeless people.

This year's event will take place on Friday 7th February with supporters bedding down on the cold floor of the cloisters at Salisbury Cathedral.

It's the 14th time the event in support of Alabare will be held.

Last year's event had to be postponed for a month due to the weather conditions, but eventually had a record turnout, with 220 people taking part including Salisbury's MP, John Glen.

A number of local schools also supported the event including St Joesph's and Stonehenge.

Well behaved dogs were also allowed to join their owners

Big Sleep 2019 dogs jpeg
Even dogs were involved in last years event!

Rebecca Mullen, Alabaré's Fundraising and Development Manager says:

"By braving the cold for one night at Salisbury Cathedral Cloisters, participants will get a brief experience of what it is like to sleep rough, whilst raising funds for the most vulnerable and marginalised. This will enable Alabaré to help those facing this reality off of the streets for good."

Last year, Alabaré provided over 1,000 hot meals and emergency shelter to 110 rough sleepers during severe weather.


Anyone who signs up has to pledge to raise a minimum of £100

You can get you ticket to take part via the charity's website.

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