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FAQ & Terms and Conditions of participation:

What are the health considerations for the BIG Sleep?

Our venues are a range of outstanding buildings that offer a range of shelter.  Most will be on stone floors, but occasionally we will be sleeping on gravel or grass. The kit list for your specific BIG Sleep will detail what we recommend you bring. If there is no overhead protection, then we will issue you with an emergency bivvy bag, but you may still get both cold and damp.  Please talk to your doctor if you have any health concerns.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

If the venue is inside, then participants must be 11 plus* at the time of the event.  If outside, then all participants must be 14 plus* and in good health. Anyone aged under 18 must provide Alabaré with a signed consent form and photograph permission form; please contact for these forms. Everyone under 18 must have both signed by their parent or guardian. Anyone under 18 must come with an adult who has agreed to be responsible for their welfare throughout the event.

*Unless specified in the event description

We are bringing a group of young people – do you have a risk assessment we could see?

Yes, get in contact and we can send this to you.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

You are responsible for making your own way to the location. Please see the Welcome Pack for detailed instructions on how to find the venue.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Events support, if you have any questions about the event at

Can I bring my sponsorship money with me on the night?

We would be grateful if you could pay your sponsorship money online, to minimise cash handling. If you have set up a Just Giving or Give.Net page, then the money you have raised will come directly to Alabaré, and you do not need to do anything more.

If you need to pay your money to us via BACS or PayPal, please let us know by email at

Additionally, you can send us a cheque to Alabaré, Riverside House, 2 Watt Road, Churchfields, Salisbury, SP2 7UD. Please make cheques payable to Alabaré and include your sponsorship forms and write your name or the name of your organisation plus your contact address on the back of the cheque.

Do I have to give my full contact details?

Yes – this is vital for us to be able to comply with Health and Safety requirements so that we can contact you in the event that we need to provide you with any additional information or notify you of changes.

In order to be able to claim Gift Aid on your qualifying sponsors’ donations, which raises us an extra 25% at no extra cost to you or them, we need them to provide their full HOME address on the form, including their postcode.

If you have any other questions regarding your participation, please contact

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