different ways to
get involved

Do you want to give the gift of hope to thousands of people all over England this Christmas? Then get sponsored to take the Advent Sleepout Challenge.

Money raised will provide practical support and a real chance for many homeless and marginalised people to get their lives back on track.

Advent is a very special time of year. Now you can make it extra special helping Church Urban Fund to reach out and provide support where it’s needed the most.

Whether you’re young or old, there are three different challenges to choose from, so almost anyone can do their bit.


Join in with your friends, family, churches or community groups to transform a space into an Advent ‘stable’ and organise your own sponsored group Advent Sleepout Challenge.

Your bed for the night could be in a church, community hall, scout hut or even a garden shed!

Wherever your Advent Sleepout is, the aim is to come together and have fun; raise as much sponsorship money as possible and provide much needed help to thousands of people.


Ditch Your Duvet

Not everyone can organise or join in with a group event. ‘Ditch Your Duvet’ means that even older supporters and those with young children can still be part of the Advent Sleepout Challenge.

You can raise sponsorship money by spending a night on the sofa or sleeping without pillows or perhaps even your duvet.

Exactly how you spend the night is up to you, but every penny you raise or donate will give a helping hand to someone who really needs it this Christmas.

Find out more.


Sleepout Extreme

Are you up for a challenge that lasts more than just one night? Take things to the next level with Sleepout Extreme.

Camp out in your garden for a week, sleep in a garage every weekend throughout Advent, spend a few nights in sleeping bags under the stars with friends… If you really want to step out of your comfort zone, then Sleepout Extreme is definitely for you.

However extreme you want to make your challenge, the sponsorship money you raise will be the best Christmas present you could ever give.

Find out more.


Ready to take
the challenge?




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There were 4,134 people sleeping rough in England in 2016* *