DIY SleepOut





About this event


December 7


01:00 am - 01:00 am

Event Category:

All, Challenge, DIY, SleepOut

SleepOut and wake up to homelessness!

Bring your school community together, and raise awareness of local homelessness, with a DIY Sleepout.

Holding a DIY Sleepout offers your whole school the opportunity to gain insight into the issues surrounding local homelessness. The inspiring event – which encourages students and staff to sleepout for just one night – will help develop a sense of empathy and compassion across all age groups. As well as raise funds to support the work of Turning Tides, providing services to homeless people in your local community.

Set your date and start fundraising today for a sleep powerful enough to change the course of a homeless person’s life.

“It brings out the best in a school community.” This short video captures the essence of why St Oscar Romero Catholic School, Worthing holds an annual sleepout.



Fundraised income helps support the lifesaving work in Turning Tides’ community hubs and day centres, offering vital supplies for people sleeping rough: a sleeping bag, hot food, toiletries and medical care. Just £30 is enough for 10 people to have a hot breakfast and a shower in the morning.

Here are some easy step to help you set up you DIY Sleepout.

Step 1: Download your fundraising pack.

Step 2: Set the date for a sleep powerful enough to change the course of someone’s life.

Step 3: Find useful information on how to set up your JustGiving page.

Step 4: Remember the Turning Tides fundraising team is here to help you every step of the way.


Download your Fundraising Pack and Sleepout Kit List to get started.


For our younger participants we have a range of fun activities to develop their understanding of homelessness. Click the links below to download the activities.

For more information or to let us know you’re fundraising, please contact our fundraising team at or phone 01903 680740.

Please click HERE for our terms & conditions.


Other ways to get help

​If you, or someone you know, is at risk of or has become homeless, please visit our help section to find out other local sources of advice and support.

You can find lots of useful local services who can provide practical information and advice on a range of matters such as housing, benefits, money management, mental wellbeing and much more.

You can find the contact details of your local council and the Frequently Asked Questions will signpost you to other sources of support