Welcome to The Big City Sleepout on 16th December 2019.

Thank you for showing interest in braving the winter cold and raise funds for young homeless people in Brighton & Hove. The Clock Tower Sanctuary has been open for 21 years, helping 16-25 year olds who are homeless or insecurely housed. Over the winter period they will have upwards of 1,000 visits to their centre for cups of hot tea, a chance to dry out soggy sleeping bags and get warm.

The money you will raise from one chilly night sleeping out on the i360 terrace will allow them to help get more young people on the road from crisis to stability. For more information about The Clock Tower Sanctuary, check out their website: www.thects.org.uk

To register for the event please email lorna@thects.org.uk as soon as possible! Registration closes on 6 December 2019.

For the all-important fundraising, please set up a Just giving page using the following link:

We are asking attendees for a fundraising pledge of £300 but of course CTS are always happy to receive more! Once you’ve set up your page, share it far and wide on your social media channels – it’s always a good idea to include a personal story and a picture which will resonate with your friends and family.

Also please take pictures on the night and tag CTS in. It is great for the public to see how generous of spirit our supporters are!

Julian, the event creator, said “Since volunteering at a Victoria station soup kitchen for the homeless as a teenager, I have wanted to help. Rough sleeping is visibly increasing in Brighton & Hove, the Clock Tower Sanctuary offer the young homeless a route off the streets and back onto their feet. The Big City Sleepout is an opportunity to show our community spirit and to raise much needed funds at a time of year when most of us are warm at home.”

Thank you again for being a Big City Sleepout Super Star!

Sleepout FAQs

What date is the event?
16 December 2019

How long does the sleepout last?
21:00 to 06:00 please arrive at The West Pier café at the i360 at 20.00 for registration.

What do I need to do to join?
1. Fill out the event registration form.
2. Set up your Just Giving page linking to CTS and pledge a minimum of £300

Where will the money go?
The Clock Tower Sanctuary support the young homeless to help them get off the street, back onto their feet and into a home. You can read more here

How long have I got?
Registration closes on 6th December.

Will we be on the street?
No, we will be in a secure decked area on the i360 terrace which is at street level.

What should I bring?
Bring a warm and waterproof sleeping bag
Small tent( 1-2 man-optional)
A pillow or cushion
A sleeping/roll mat
Warm clothing (lots of layers)
Warm hat, scarf & gloves

Can we peg tents in?
No, it is not possible to peg tents into the i360 decking. It is suggested you bring a few heavy items to anchor the tent. There will be some protection from the barriers around the terrace.

What will the weather be like?
The average high in December is 8 degrees, the average low is 3 degrees.
The average rainfall is 17 out 31 days and 70mm.

What if there is a storm?
In a worst-case scenario we will let you know by phone and rearrange for an alternative date.

Can I bring food or drink?
You can bring food and soft drinks, but no form of cooking is permitted. There will be hot drinks available all night in the tea room.
Can I bring alcohol
This is not permitted.

What about security and first aid?
There will be a security guard and first aider present for the duration of the sleepout. We expect participants to take steps to stay safe. Please let us know if you have any health concerns we should know about.

What happens in the morning?
You will be provided with a hot drink and pastry before you head home.


Best Regards,


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