Bed down by the Biomes and help homeless people find a roof this winter
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 £11,500 to help us in our work to end youth homelessness.
Eden Project Sleep Out
7 November 2019
Sleep Out not only enables us to help our clients, it also shines a light on the perennial challenge of homelessness in Cornwall and across the UK.
Last year our two resource centres re-housed 417 people, but the number of people forced to sleep rough on a typical night fell by just 15, from 68 to 53. There is a huge amount of work to be done.
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.
Among the guests on the evening will be Raynor Winn, author of the The Salt Path, the best-selling book about becoming homeless and walking the South West coastline with her husband Moth.
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.