The Big Cambridge Calais Sleep Out 2019

A Tale Of Two Cities – The Best Of Times To Help The Worst Of Times

Thank you Cambridge! So far we have raised over £10,000! You can continue to support the fundraiser by donating online: Click the logo on the right!

Read more about the event in our news section.

Watch this short video of last year’s sleepout to get an idea of what it’s all about (thanks to Ellie King for the video).

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The Big Sleep Out is a collaborative, sponsored event organised by the charities CamCRAG and Whitworth Trust, which will be held on Saturday 26th January 2019. The Whitworth Trust supports vulnerable and homeless women in Cambridge; CamCRAG supports the displaced people in Northern France who are trying to escape war and oppression.

The main Sleep Out will take place in the beautiful St Giles’ Church in the centre of Cambridge, with other events happening in and around the city.

Sleep Out at St Giles’ Church

Sleep Out at St Giles
An evening meal, activities and breakfast will be provided, and you’ll experience a night in the awesome setting of St Giles’ Church. Safety is our prime concern: the church will be open all night, and stewards will supervise the welfare of the sleepers.

Host Your Own Mini Sleep Out

For some, sleeping outside in winter is not possible, or you may want to involve people under 14, or you may have a great idea of your own. We’ll support you in organising your own sponsored Mini Sleep Out.

Wild Camp in Wicken Fen

Wild Camp
Go Wild! Wild Camping at Wicken Fen Back to Basics Campsite (a two mile walk from civilisation).

Winter Fair at St Giles’

The Winter Fair sets the whole tone for the event … that of inclusion. A group of ordinary people all working towards a common goal for free.


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How Can I Help?

None of this can happen without your help. You can help set up, be a steward, bake a cake, cook some soup, build a tent, or run a stall.