Bed down by the Eden Biomes and help tackle homelessness
PUBLISHED: 13:44 01 October 2019 | UPDATED: 13:44 01 October 2019
You can help homeless people find a roof this winter by sleeping out in the cold for one night.
Vital funds for homelessness charities will be raised at a sponsored Sleep Out at the Eden Project this November.
The Eden Project is urging people to sign up for the event to raise cash and awareness for those regularly spending the night without a roof over their heads.
On Thursday, 7 November Eden is hosting the annual sponsored Sleep Out, with all money raised going to two South West charities, Amber Foundation and St Petroc's Society.
Sleep Out fundraisers will be given a cardboard sheet and a paper sleeping bag and then endure a cold, hard night knowing that their efforts make a vital difference.
This will be the sixth annual Sleep Out on the Eden site near St Austell in Cornwall. Last year's event raised a record-breaking £20,000 for the two charities and helped ease the plight of hundreds of people without a permanent roof over their heads.
Sleep Out not only enables the charities to help their clients, it also shines a light on the perennial challenge of homelessness in Cornwall, Devon and across the UK.
Dan James, Eden Project Development Director, says: "Amber Foundation and St Petroc's do so much good work for homeless people. Eden is proud to support this by hosting the Sleep Out for the sixth year running.
"There will be talks and live music, the chance to get together around a campfire and to make and share supper - so there's an enjoyable evening to be had before bedding down on hard ground." He adds.
Sleep Out is a nationwide event organised by the End Youth Homelessness (EYH), a national collaboration of grassroots charities and companies that provide vital support to homeless young people across the UK.
According to the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, an estimated 103,000 young people asked for help from their local council in 2017/18 because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness.
To register for the Eden Project event on November 7 go to The Eden Sleepout.