Wake up to Homelessness with a Sleep Out

Turning Tides are once again holding their annual Worthing and Littlehampton Sleep Out’s, where participants can expereince rough sleeping for a night, helping to raise both vital funds and awareness for the charity.

The importance of highlighting the hardship and danger of sleeping rough in our community is more poignant than ever. Homelessness is increasing rapidly and Turning Tides have seen a rise in the use of their services, they helped 1,700 in the last year and see on average 65 people a day in their Community Hubs. There are many reasons people become homeless, however the current housing crisis and changes to the benefits system play a large role.

Joining Turning Tides sponsored Sleepout is a great way to show your support for those homeless and insecurely housed in our community. The event brings much needed funds and awareness to the cause. A previous participant Caitlin said “I hardly got any sleep because it was so cold and wet, but I’m so pleased I did it! I met a really nice bunch of people and it really made me think about how hard it must be for rough sleepers!”

Previous participants feel that, while sleeping out for a night in these circumstances can be fun, it also gives us an idea of what it must be like for those who have no choice but to do this every night of the year. If you feel like a challenge and want to know more you can get involved by signing up today just visit – https://turning-tides-sleepouts-2019.eventbrite.co.uk or email fundraising@turning-tides.org.uk

Worthing sleepout will take place on Saturday the 2nd of Feb and Littlehampton on the 23rd of Feb.


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