Annual Sponsored Sleepout 2018 - Another Great Success!


Sleepout 2018 266x200 News from this year's sleepout

This year's sleepout took place from 8pm Saturday 1st December to 8am Sunday 2nd at St. Mary’s Church, New Park Street, Devizes

We had 10 participants who were willing to brave the elements for one night to raise awareness and funds for Devizes Opendoors. The ages of the group spanned the generations of 7 adults and 3 children, and it was lovely to see some young faces step up to the challenge. These students, who attend Lavington School had also donated the money from their non-uniform day to Opendoors. Settling down at about 8pm for some games and warm drinks, the group then bedded down in the church and porch and passed an uneventful night, waking early to the welcome smell of bacon butties. 

This annual event has raised almost £1000, and as John Saunders, Chair of Trustees and on the right in the picture above explained, 'It was a useful opportunity for conversations about further fundraising opportunities'.

If you would like to get involved with us, volunteering on a regular basis, or in a one off event like this, please do not hesitate to get in touch.