Taking place on Thursday, 10 October from 7:00pm – 7:00am located at Reading Abbey Ruins, Abbey St, Reading RG1 3BA

Launchpad’s Big Sleep Out is a fundraising challenge where people swap the luxury of a home and a comfortable bed, for a cardboard box and a sleeping bag for the night – all to raise vital funds and help prevent homelessness.

Launchpad help give a second chance to people in Reading who have nowhere else to turn and can be their first step to long term housing.

The Big Sleep Out certainly doesn’t replicate homelessness but it does offer a brief insight into some of the things you might face if you are street homeless – such as cold temperatures, an uncomfortable bed and limited sleep.

The cost of joining The Big Sleep Out is £20 and every penny you raise will provide vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home.

For more information or to sign up for the sleep out, please click here