Give up your bed for one night and help raise vital funds for vulnerable children. Get together with your colleagues and join us in London
On Friday 6 October 2023, the Boycott your Bed England South event will take place at Museum of London, Barbican, followed by a sleepout at the iconic Paternoster Square, St. Paul's.
It’s time to get your colleagues together. Create a dream team. And take on the challenge of sleeping out.
By taking part and raising vital funds, you'll have a unique bonding experience which your team whilst supporting vulnerable children, young people and families across the UK.
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By boycotting your bed, you’ll raise vital funds to support children in need of help across the UK.
On the night, sleeper teams will kick-off the evening at our reception with networking, entertainment, food and refreshments before making their way to the sleepout location.
The sleepout location is the iconic Paternoster Square in St. Paul’s.
More details about the event will be released soon so make sure you’re signed up to get the latest news.
Right now, over 4 million children live in poverty across the UK. That’s almost 30% of all children. And 350,000 more than last year. With the impact of the cost of living crisis hitting home, they’re even more vulnerable. Tonight, many will go to sleep hungry. Some won’t have a proper bed to climb into or a safe space to wake up in.
We’re a vital lifeline – but we can’t do it without you.
Together, we can make sure children have the basics – like warm clothes, hot meals and a proper bed. We can help them recover from abuse and neglect, and put support in place for families to protect against it happening. And we can offer the right mental health support, so children thrive.
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Where is the London Boycott your Bed taking place?
The event will take place at the Museum of London, 150 London Wall, Barbican, London, EC2Y 5HN, followed by a sleepout in Paternoster Square, London.
What will the timings be for the event?
The evening starts with arrival at 7pm for food, drinks and networking. Sleepers head outside between 10pm and 11pm, and are given breakfast at around 6am the following morning before heading home. Sleepers will be emailed full details about timings closer to the event.
Will there be an opportunity to network with other corporates?
Yes. Before participants sleep out, there is an indoor event with networking, food and drinks where you’ll get the opportunity to meet the other teams participating in the event.
How big does my team need to be?
There are no minimum or maximum limits on team-sizes, but we like to go by ‘the more, the merrier!’
How much do I have to fundraise?
Whilst there is no minimum fundraising amount, we suggest all participants aim to raise at least £500.
I haven’t set up a fundraising page yet – how do I do this?
Can I drop out at a later date, if it’s no longer convenient for me to take part?
Yes, although we’ll be sad to see you go, there’s always a drop out option for those who need it.
Will someone be able to help me with fundraising ideas?
Can I create a team of friends, or do they need to be corporates?
As this is a corporate networking event, it's encouraged you bring along a team of colleagues. However, we welcome anyone to take part in Boycott your Bed Live 2023.
What should I bring with me?
We advise that you bring warm clothes and something you would like to sleep in/on, i.e. a sleeping bag or sleeping mat. You may wish to bring your own tarpaulin/waterproof sheet to lay on. Foil bags will be provided for the safety of all participants, and in the event of bad weather, ponchos and umbrellas will also be available. For further details on kit, please read our Sleeper Safety Guidelines.
Can under-18s participate?
Due to the nature of this event, it's for over-18s only.
Will there be an opportunity to take part virtually?
Unfortunately this is a live event, although there are options to re-create the event yourself, should you be unable to attend one of our live events, please email us on boycott[email protected] to request further information.
What safety measures will be in place at the event?
The team will work hard to ensure that all participants are safe throughout their Boycott your Bed experience, with dedicated security, safety equipment and processes in place to take care of every eventuality. Please read our Sleeper Safety Guidelines for further details. If you have any specific safety-related questions, the team will be happy to answer them at [email protected]
Do my team all have to attend the same location?
We do ask that a team attends the same event – but by all means, within your company you can create multiple teams who can sleep out at different regions. There will be some interactive moments (like a quiz) on the night bringing everyone together!
Is the event accessible to those with physical disabilities?
Dependent on the nature of the disability, some people might find participating in the event uncomfortable. However, the Events Team will do everything they can to make the event fully inclusive and accessible. If the team are made aware of specific accessibility issues in advance, they can work with you to ensure that necessary measures are in place, and help decide whether the event is a good fit for you/the person.
What will Action for Children do with the money I raise?
Action for Children’s vision is for every child in the UK to have a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive. We protect and support children and young people. We do this by providing practical and emotional care and support. We make sure their voices are heard. And we campaign to bring lasting improvements to their lives. For information on more specific projects and services, you can visit www.actionforchildren.org.uk
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Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting Boycott your Bed: England South 2023
Sleeper Safety sponsor
Providing our sleepers with kits to keep them safe
Pizza Auction sponsor
The Amber Group
Enticing our sleepers with a delicious midnight snack
Keeping Warm sponsor
Keeping our sleepers warm with hot drinks throughout the night
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