Sleep outside with us for one night to make a lifetime’s difference for young people.

Join us for this unique annual event, building a cardboard village and sleeping out under the stars. Together we will show the spirit of community and friendship as we come together in Southampton City Centre to make a lifetime’s difference for local young people.

Your participation and fundraising have never been more important as we raise funds for young people who continue to miss out on the opportunities many of us take for granted and the life chances they need to lead happy, healthy lives. Together we can achieve so much more.

Event Details

When: Friday 18th March 2022, 6 pm to Saturday 19th March 2022, 6 am

Where: West Quay Esplanade, Southampton City Centre, SO15 1QF

Registration fee: £20

Minimum age: This event is for ages 14 +. Those aged 14-18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

group of girls in big cardboard home

What will it involve?

Fundraise on the lead-up to the event by gaining sponsorship for sleeping out for a night and then come and join us at 6 pm in Southampton City Centre in a safe, designated area outside West Quay.

You will be provided with an evening of great atmosphere, food, activities, and games before bedding down for the evening and time to reflect on how your achievement has made a difference.

If you’d rather not stay the entire night, join us as an evening guest instead.

Team up

Like us, you know that it takes a ‘village’ to raise a young person and ensure they have the opportunities they need to thrive. Pull together a team of colleagues, friends, or family and register as a group to join our cardboard village for the night. You can even fundraise together and whip up a bit of fun competition!

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men in cardboard boxes

Get Sponsored

Raise sponsorship as you go and the funds you raise will help local young people without the opportunities many of us take for granted, such as a safe place to live, good physical & mental health, and a supportive family.

Watch Darryl's story below see the real difference your support and donations make.

Sleep outside with us for one night to make a lifetime’s difference for vulnerable young people.

How the money you raise helps

£250 Could give a young person a series of individual support sessions with a youth engagement worker to create future plans and overcome challenges.

£500 Could pay for group workshops to teach essential life skills, like cooking, budgeting, and emotional coping strategies.

£1,000 Could pay for the refurbishment of safe communal youth spaces, where young people can socialise and make friends.

volunteers at street sleep

Volunteer

We know sleeping out in a box isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but you can still be part of the magic that is Street Sleep Southampton by volunteering a few hours of your time.

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Join as an evening guest

Bring your family and friends along to enjoy the entertainment, atmosphere and help you set up your shelter for the night. For a small donation, evening guests can join from 6 pm till 9 pm. There will be plenty of tea, coffee, and cake to go around!

Meet us here

West Quay Esplanade, Southampton City Centre, SO15 1QF

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Questions about the event?

Get in touch with us at fundraising@ymca-fg.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.