Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Community Focus: Stonepillow

Stonepillow’s annual fundraising event, The Big Sleep Out, takes place on Saturday 13th October in the grounds of Chichester Cathedral. The event kicks off with a live performance at 2:00pm, as everyone arrives to start building their cardboard shelters before putting them to the test for the night. Participants get sponsored to sleep out to raise vital funds for the charity and increase awareness of homelessness in the local area.

Stonepillow offers shelter, information and support that people need to make positive changes and find independent accommodation they can call home. The charity supports people 365 days a year in Chichester, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton and has 97 clients in their accommodation on any given evening.

Laura Bulbeck, PR & Events Manager said, ‘”The Big Sleep Out is a fantastic event which sees individuals, groups and businesses in the community coming together to help end homelessness. We encourage everyone to get involved, make a difference and help us raise as much as possible.”

Stonepillow hope to raise £30,000 this year and every penny will go directly towards providing essential support to local homeless and vulnerable people. The event does not aim to replicate homelessness, but it does give a small insight into some of the harsh realities of rough sleeping.

To join in with The Big Sleep Out please register at It costs just £15 per person, which includes food and entertainment.

For more information about the charity, contact Stonepillow on 01243 537934 or

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