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Closed 12/31/2019

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Launchpad Reading

Big Sleep Out 2019 at Reading Abbey Ruins

Join us on World Homeless Day to sleep out for one night, so people facing homelessness in Reading don't have to.
Closed on 12/31/2019
Charity Registration No: 279859

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The Big Sleep Out is back! Could you swap your bed for a sleeping bag and cardboard box to help prevent homelessness in Reading?

Bigger and better than ever before, this years Big Sleep Out is taking place on World Homeless Day and in a brand new location - the iconic and historic Reading Abbey Ruins. And we'd love you to join us in braving the outdoors for the night so people facing homelessness in Reading don't have to.

Big Sleep Out doesn't aim to replicate homelessness - participants sleep out for just one night and the evening will include entertainment, food and some special guests. But it does offers 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 vital funds you raise by sleeping out will enable us to continue supporting Reading's most vulnerable people and prevent homelessness in the town. Launchpads vital preventing homelessness services offer housing and homelessness-related information and support, tailored support to help people address the root of their housing problem so they can obtain and sustain a long-term home, and legal advice and action to avoid situations like unlawful evictions.

Incredibly humbling but great to be a part of a brilliant community event. If you're reading this and haven't taken part before, maybe you're unsure or don't think you'd like the cold TRY IT, you'll be surprised. See you next year!

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RS

4 months ago

As a past resident of Reading, I am delighted to to donate to Launchpad

Anonymous

4 months ago

Well done guys! good work. Kelly & Thomas DT BC

Anonymous

4 months ago

£20.00

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4 months ago

Helen kane

4 months ago

Well done guys

£10.00

+ £2.5 Gift Aid

About the charity

Launchpad Reading
Launchpad Reading

Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who are homeless or are at risk of losing their home. With your support and generosity we helped over 1,400 people to get back on their feet in 2018/19.

Charity Registration No: 279859

http://www.launchpadreading.org.uk

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£31,525.44

+ £5,793.77 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£130.00

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