The Big Sleepout

The Big Sleepout: A Place to Dream

 

  • Wigan Warriors and Wigan Athletic supporting The Brick to raise awareness of Bed Poverty.
  • Join us for a sleep over at The Brick Community Stadium on Friday 2nd
  • Join us to support some of our town’s most vulnerable people.

 

On Friday 2nd August the Brick Community Stadium will be opening its doors to raise awareness of the number of people in Wigan and Leigh experiencing poverty and homelessness and to raise vital funds for The Brick Charity, to alleviate the financial pressures that individuals and families face.

 

Families in Wigan & Leigh can face various types of poverty, including fuel, food, hygiene, and period poverty but did you know that in the UK 894,000* children don’t have a bed of their own. Bed poverty is a critical part of child poverty, and it manifests in different ways for different families. Some children share beds with their parents due to the lack of separate sleeping spaces, others sleep on the floor, and some can’t replace broken beds or buy new bedding.

 

The Brick provides all sorts of furniture and household items, including beds, along with duvets, pillows, and bedding, to families in need every week. In the last 12 months we have donated over 165 brand new beds. This crisis is real and happening within our community, but together we can make a difference.

 

Will you stand with us by giving up your bed for one night and sleeping in the concourse of the stadium to support some of the most vulnerable people in Wigan.

 

Funds raised from the Stadium Sleepout will support projects like our furniture re-use schemes and multibank that sources and redistributes essential household items to people in need via our network of referral partners such as social workers and schools.

 

Here’s what some of our beneficiaries have said:

 

“The donations provided by The Brick made me feel better as I can provide for my family, and I can concentrate on my gas and electricity bills. My home is warmer and looks better. The children are happier in the home. Also made the children want to look after the bedroom and help me tidy the house.”

 

“It has made me feel valued. Made me feel like I am worthy enough to receive nice things. I walk taller now as I feel better about myself.”

 

“This project has had a big impact for me. It shows that people care. I had nothing and I am so thankful.”

 

You can help by joining our Brick Stadium Sleepout in partnership with Wigan Warriors and Wigan Athletic. By joining us you will be highlighting the work we do and raising vital funds for our work to continue.

 

The Brick Stadium Sleepout promises to be an amazing night where participants can meet Wigan Warriors staff and representatives, enjoy live music, and engage in a host of exciting activities! It’s going to be a fantastic community event!

Book your place here!

Help us make a difference so everyone in Wigan & Leigh can have a place to dream.

 

How much does the Sleepout cost?
£10 for adults.
£5 for under-16s. All U18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age 5

£25 Family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children.

 

Ticket price includes a bacon roll at breakfast.  Food and drink will be available during set times across the event.  All attendees will receive an email information pack in advance of the event via the email addresses supplied when booking.

 

How much will I need to fundraise? We are asking participants to raise a suggested target of £50.

 

If you can’t make the sleepout you can still donate to our cause using this link www.justgiving.com/campaign/thebrickbigsleepout

 

For Corporate Sponsorship opportunities please email partners@thebrick.org.uk

 

* https://www.barnardos.org.uk/research/no-crib-impact-cost-living-crisis-bed-poverty#