Are you ready for a night of sleeping rough?
Fancy a brief taste of homelessness? Seaview Project is organising the Big Sleep, a mass sleep-out to allow local residents to experience a little of what life is like for the growing number of those who find themselves homeless and sleeping on the streets. Nick Terdre reports.
The Big Sleep will take place on Friday 25 September in the Stade Open Space. You are advised to wear warm, water-proof clothing and bring a sleeping bag, but cardboard boxes will be provided. It will be cold and it will be tough, says Seaview, which has also designed the event to raise funds for its work. “Homelessness and rough sleeping won’t go away tonight or even tomorrow, but with your help, we can make a difference,” they say.