Sleep out at Mem
PEOPLE in Kingswood are being invited to take part in a ‘sleep out’ at the Memorial Stadium in support of a homelessness charity.
Bristol Rovers Community Trust has joined forces with Caring in Bristol for the event on March 6, which will raise funds and awareness.
Participants in the innovative Sleep Where You Stand initiative will sleep in the stands at the Memorial Stadium. Everyone who takes part will receive a terrace ticket for the home fixture against Sunderland on Tuesday March 10.
The event starts at 8pm and finishes at 7am on Saturday March 7 and will include a panel discussion entitled ‘Can Football Tackle Homelessness?’.
Sleep Out participants are asked to bring warm clothes, a sleeping bag and ground mat. The Community Trust will provide hot soup and rolls in the evening and bacon butties in the morning.
Every participant is being asked to raise a minimum of £150 as well as paying a registration fee of £25. The event is limited to 120 spaces.
Bristol Rovers Community Trust chief executive Adam Tutton said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Caring in Bristol on this year’s Memorial Stadium Sleep Out. As the football club’s official charity we look to help improve the lives of everyone within our great city and support those people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness”.
Ben Richardson, Caring in Bristol’s charity director said: “Caring in Bristol’s vision is a city empowered to solve homelessness and we achieve that by partnering with organisations like the Rovers Community Trust. This Sleep Out will raise valuable money for our vital projects in the community and empower supporters and club fans to help the nearly 2300 people who are homeless in Bristol this winter.”