On Friday 4th December 2015, Church Urban Fund and Depaul UK are inviting you to give up a night of comfort sleeping out at Newcastle Cathedral! Join us on the night or donate to help support those sleeping out!
Today there are still hundreds of vulnerable people in the North East who find themselves homeless and marginalised. You can help us to support those who may be struggling with debt, homelessness, isolation, addiction, abuse or violence. It is estimated that on any one night 35 people sleep rough across the North East Region and this figure does not take into account for the fact that approximately 62% of single homeless people are hidden and may not show up in official figures. As well as this, there are 8.8 million people that are struggling with problem debt.
The hope is that this will be a refreshing approach to advent that will allow people to reclaim what advent means to them whilst they take part in a different kind of giving this Christmas.
Starting at 8.00pm, before we bed down for the night there will be activities to join in with during the evening including - presentations from Changing Lives and Depaul, guided tours of Newcastle Keep, Castle and St Nicholas Cathedral with background music from live buskers.
Advent Sleepout Challenge invites you to swap your bed for a sleeping bag and stone floor and experience what will be a unique and inspiring night. We look forward to having you join us!