Glass Door Homeless Charity is holding both a physical and virtual Sleep Out on 2 October this year to raise vital funds for individuals facing homelessness.
The event is due to take place at the Duke of York Square in Chelsea for the eighth year running, if government guidance allows. Extra safety measures will allow participants to take part in this post-lockdown outdoor event, which raised over £200,000 last year to support people out of homelessness.
Glass Door is also encouraging people to take part remotely in a location of their choosing, whether that be a balcony, a garden or the floor of their living room.
For the first time this year, Glass Door will be bringing all participants together via a live stream of special guests and features throughout the night. The virtual elements will ensure participants can feel connected regardless of where they take part.
Actors Colin Firth and Jim Carter will be reading a poem and a bedtime story, accessible to all participants and supporters as part of the virtual live-streamed event. Plus, sleep specialist Dr Kat Lederle will offer her insights on why a good nights’ rest is so important, and Nadia Mishchanka will host an early-morning yoga session. Additional guests will be announced closer to the date. The line-up will also feature interviews with event participants, shelter guests and front-line staff.