2019 Step by Step Sleep Out Challenge
We are inviting people to take up the challenge of swapping their beds for one night for the cold, hard floor under the EBB Stadium’s terraces. The 9th Sleep Out challenge is on Friday 21st June at 7pm. The event raises awareness and funds to support local young people facing homelessness and hard times.
This year the event is sponsored Beta Safety Systems, meaning that every penny raised through registration fees and sponsorship donations goes straight to supporting Step by Step’s services.
More than 170 people took part last year and raised £13,400. We hope to top that amount and raise even more vital funds for the 1,500 young people we support each year. It’s an uncomfortable night but there is great community spirit showing that together we can make a difference.
Sleep Out 2019 promises to be the biggest and best event yet with live music, gourmet food vans games, inspirational speeches, and competitions. Registration is £12 for individuals, £38 for a corporate team of 4, with further discounts for corporate teams of 5 or more. Get sponsored to sleep out so that young people don’t have to! Join Step by Step and help improve the lives of vulnerable young people by signing up now: www.stepbystep.org.uk/sleepout
#OpenDoors for young people this Christmas
We believe that no one should be homeless, especially at Christmas.
This year, 245 young people will be staying with Step by Step over the festive period.
Our Christmas appeal will pledge to ‘Open Doors’ to every young person who is likely to turn to us for support.
Step by Step provides services that go far beyond a bed to sleep in. We work year-round to empower young people and to prevent homelessness. We give young people a firm foundation to build upon, develop their skills, overcome personal issues and progress towards independence.
Here are some ideas on how to involve your office in #OpenDoors:
• Hold a festive jumper day
• Donate in lieu of Christmas cards
• Hold a Christmas raffle
• Host an office cake sale
• Do an office whip round collection
• Donate your last working hour of 2018
Get in touch with us for more information and your free fundraising pack!
01252 346 107
Sleep Out so that young people don't have to
This summer, over 170 people gave up their beds for one night and slept rough to help end youth homelessness.
This was the 8th year for our signature fundraising event, and it proved to be the best yet, with double the numbers of participants, fantastic weather, and a festival-style line-up that included mesmerizing live performances from talented young musicians from the Big Music Project, inspiring and heartfelt speeches from past and present young people that we support, and a fantastic silent movie screening before the real challenge of sleeping on the cold, concrete floor kicked in.
Ben Harman, CEO of Step by Step: “It was fantastic to see so many people giving up their beds so that young people don’t have to. As well as raising vital funds, the night provides a great reality check for people and helps to raise awareness of Step by Step and the 3,000 young people we support each year. It’s an uncomfortable night but there is great community spirit throughout the evening and it also makes the point that it takes a whole community to look after homeless young people and that together, we can make a difference.”