Swap your bed for a sleeping bag as the Cathedral Sleepout is back
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The Cathedral Sleepout is back and now open for bookings! This fun and friendly event provides you with a rare opportunity to swap your bed for a sleeping bag for the night and sleep inside the country’s biggest cathedral, to raise money for the local community.
While it won’t be like being on the streets, both The Whitechapel Centre and the Cathedral hope it will help people understand how difficult it might be when you don’t have a place to go. It is set to be an unforgettable night, with storytelling, arts and crafts, games, as well as prizes for the best ‘den’.
Ruth McCaughley, Fundraising Manager at The Whitechapel Centre, said:
“The Whitechapel Centre’s vision is to see an end to homelessness, social exclusion and housing poverty in Liverpool. We can only do this by working in partnership with organisations like Liverpool Cathedral. There are many different complex reasons why someone can be homeless and we help people address these problems as well as finding suitable accommodation.
Toni-Marie, Events Fundraiser at The Whitechapel Centre said:
“The Cathedral Sleepout is the perfect opportunity for children and young people to directly get involved in helping support The Whitechapel Centre. We’re really excited for a fun night which aims to help young people understand the impact of homelessness. The event in previous years has been a sell-out and we hope many of our community members are able to take part have fun and raise lots of sponsorship.”
The Liverpool Cathedral Sleepout will take place on Friday 8th April at Liverpool Cathedral. It costs £5 per person to register and each participant is asked to raise at least £50 sponsorship. All funds raised will be split equally between the two charities.
To register for the Liverpool Cathedral Sleepout, please visit