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The BIG Sleep Margam Park, Port Talbot

Together Let's END Homelessness

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Join us for another poignant event at Margam Park near Port Talbot and support veterans who are, or are at risk of, homelessness.

The more we raise, the more veterans we can support by providing a place to call home and help to get back on track to a more fulfilling life.

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The BIG Sleep at Margam Park

Event type:
Overnight
Date:
05/10/2024
Time:
20:00
Entry fee:
£10
Fundraising for:
Homes for Veterans Wales
Event target:
£100*
Location

Margam Country Park, Margam, Neath Port Talbot SA13 2TJ

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Good to know:
  • BIG Sleepers must be over 14 years of age
  • Dedicated, experienced support throughout the night
  • You will receive a fundraising pack, a kit list and a sponsorship form
  • *Everyone taking part pledges to raise a minimum of £100 (or £50 for a young person)
  • Those who raise over £250 (£100 for a young person) will receive a pair of quality colourful socks to celebrate your involvement as you will have reached Legend status in our eyes!
  • You will be given a bivvy bag, refreshments and breakfast in the morning
  • You will be funding our support pathway for homeless veterans in Wales
  • Accessibility – The event is wheelchair accessible.

Last year we hosted our first BIG Sleep in South Wales, this October we’re BACK!

So join us at the fabulous Margam Park and give up your warm comfy bed to sleep rough for one night (ONLY) and secure sponsorship from your work, friends or family to support our work to end veteran homelessness across Wales.

It promises to be a poignant community event that sets the right tone of respect and hopefulness.

What is involved on the night?

Bed down for one night at this beautiful venue in a single act of compassion to help save lives. Join other participants at this outstanding location sleeping alongside the Orangery. There will be an opportunity to hear from service users who have benefitted from Alabaré’s help and to learn more about the support you are making possible. This is not for the faint-hearted – we have previously run our BIG Sleep events even when temperatures have plummeted. The event promises to be a powerful, reflective and yet humbling experience as we bed down like those who are homeless. For us, it will be just one night, and in the morning we can return to our warm homes and comfortable beds.

Upon signing up you will be directed to a page with helpful resources including a full kit list, sponsorship form and ideas on how to fundraise. Final instructions will be emailed to participants; on arrival, you will be offered an emergency bivvy bag, refreshments throughout the night, and breakfast in the morning.  

Schools and groups welcome

Participants must be 14 years of age or older on the date of the event. Those aged 14-17 must have a parent/guardian consent form to take part (this will be emailed to you) and attend with a registered adult.

*Everyone taking part pledges to raise a minimum of £100 (or £50 for a young person), and collectively, we aim to raise £28,000.

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“I am loving life again and feel every day is positive and on point. I no longer go to sleep praying I don’t wake up. I am hopeful for the future and look forward to what is to come.”

Read Kieve's Story

My CHILDREN have felt so helpless when it comes to life’s big issues, the environment, social injustice and care for the vulnerable……. Doing The Big Sleep has empowered them and helped them understand they can make a difference in their small way.

BIG Sleeper - Event Participant

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