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It's meaningful

Past participants tell us how enlightening the experience can be. We're particularly proud of the fact that a full 100% of participants responding to last year's survey said they would recommend the event to a friend or colleague

... and you can do some good

Glass Door operates night shelters in churches for people experiencing homelessness in the winter — from mid-November to April. We aim to raise enough to ensure we can run our winter shelters, which provide up to 170 individuals a safe, warm and dry place to sleep every night during the coldest months of the year. We are London's largest emergency winter night shelter, and we are the only one you do not need a referral from another agency to access.

"The rise in homelessness is a scandal, and we will continue to do all we can to get people off the streets and into shelters. But we can't do it alone," says Glass Door's chair of trustees Rev Brian Leathard. He adds:

Taking part in events like the Sleep Out, showing solidarity and raising funds, is a great way to do something tangible to make our communities stronger and help those in need.

Last year, around 350 participants raised over £200,000. Thanks in large part to the success of this annual event, more individuals have been able to find meals, shelter and support in our network of church-based shelters every winter. 

By joining or supporting this year's event, you will be helping to bring someone in from the cold. Our participants are sleeping out for one night so others don't have to sleep rough.

Find out more about how the Sleep Out has helped bring in more people off the streets in the news section.