Up for a Challenge?
Be the first to spend the night at one of Sheffield’s most historic cultural venues, break free from your comfort zone and raise vital money to support St Wilfrid’s work with homeless and vulnerable adults.
Our Sleep Out 2018 challenges you to sleep on the floor of the Abbeydale Picture House, a former cinema turned community arts venue which is now nearly 100 years old. It’s the first time this iconic Sheffield landmark has ever been used for a sleep out fundraiser.
In return for raising a minimum of £50 in sponsorship, you will be treated to an evening of live music and drama, including a showcase performance by some of the charity’s own clients. You are welcome to bring your family or friends along to this part of the night (with tickets being sold separately) and refreshments will be on offer including an exclusive alcohol-free cocktail bar.
Then, whether taking part in the Sleep Out on your own, as a family, a group of friends or colleagues, you’ll be provided with a light supper before grabbing a spot on the Picture House floor and bedding down for the night.
The next day, we’ll provide you with a light breakfast and even put on a gentle yoga class to loosen your limbs, before sending you on your way.
Experience something new, support our work and take on our challenge by registering today.
Sleep Out Registration Fee: £15 (includes live entertainment, light supper and breakfast). Please note minimum age is 16+. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets for the evening entertainment only will be on sale from 29 January 2018.
7.00 pm Doors open - time to drop off your sleeping bag and pillow
8.00 pm An exciting line up of live entertainment
St Wilfrid's Centertainers/Open Jaw Fair/The 20ft Squid Blues Social Band
(tickets can be purchased to attend this part of the evening only. On sale from 29 January)
10.30 pm Guests attending the live evening entertainment depart
11.00 pm Sleep Out participants have a light supper and get ready for sleeping the night on the floor
12.00 The Sleep Out Challenge begins
6.00 am -7.30 am Morning Yoga (optional) and a light breakfast and hot drinks
8.00 am Depart
FAQ about the Sleep Out at Abbeydale Picture House
Is there an age limit to enter the Sleep Out?
The Sleep Out is for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. The evening entertainment - Listen In - is suitable for anyone aged 12 or over.
Will there be alcohol at the event?
This event will be alcohol-free, including an alcohol-free cocktail bar and an alcohol-free bar where refreshments can be bought on the night. Alcohol won’t be allowed on site.
Is there any parking?
Parking at the Abbeydale Picture House is very limited but cars can be left overnight in the streets nearby. The organisers will take no responsibility for vehicles left on site overnight.
What do I need to bring to the Sleep Out?
You’ll need a sleeping bag, sleeping mat, cardboard or plastic sheeting as the floor can get pretty cold. You’ll also need warm clothes and shoes, hats and gloves. A torch is essential and you’ll need money for refreshments, which are served 7pm until 11pm (a light supper and breakfast is included in your registration fee).
Please do not bring alcohol, illegal substances, fireworks or anything that will disturb fellow sleepers.
What is provided by the organisers for the Sleep Out?
We’ll be providing floor space at the Abbeydale Picture House, plus an evening of live entertainment. You’ll be fed a light supper in the evening and light breakfast in the morning. Toilets are on hand and we’ll also be providing on-site security and basic first aid support overnight.
How much money do I need to raise?
All participants need to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship. Once you’ve registered for the event, you will receive a sponsorship form and information about setting up a Just Giving fundraising website page.
What if I need more information?
If you have any questions or want more information about the Sleep Over, please email the fundraising team at St Wilfrid’s Centre firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us for further information.