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Solidarity Sleepout

Spend a night sleeping rough to raise money for Christian Aid while raising awareness of internal displacement.

Invite a group from your church, youth group, workplace or university society, to raise money for the work of Christian Aid.

The Solidarity Sleepout provides a unique method of raising awareness and campaigning on behalf of people who are internally displaced. All funds will go to wherever the need is greatest.

Camp out for those who have no place to call home

You could camp out, sleep in your local church hall or hang up a tarpaulin and sleep rough. Add in a simple meal and share stories to make your solidarity sleepout a night to remember. 

Writing to your MP and gaining press coverage for your sleepout can have a big impact. It’s big statements like the Solidarity Sleepout which influence our politicians and raise awareness of this issue. 

People who are internally displaced, like refugees, have had to flee their homes, often from war or natural disaster. They are unable or unwilling to escape to another country; they do not have the basic human rights that refugees are afforded.

Step outside your comfort zone!

Our free 10-step guide has advice and ideas for your Sleepout.

How to get involved

Step 1: Order our ‘10-step Guide’ using the link above. This will tell you how to make the most of your sleepout, and how to engage as many people as you can. The booklet folds out into a poster, so that you can advertise your event.

Step 2: Take a look at our Just Giving page, and when you’re ready, click ‘Start Fundraising’ to set one up for yourself.

Fundraising resources

Solidarity sleepout game

Discussion and games pack for group leaders taking part in the Solidarity Sleepout.

More useful info

Do It Your Way – planning your own event

  • A-Z fundraising ideas
    A wealth of fantastic fundraising ideas to inspire you to Do It Your Way to support Christian Aid's work.
  • Fundraising checklist
    To help you fundraise, here is a quick checklist to print out and keep with you.
  • Fundraising guide
    A guide to help you get organised and make sure your fundraiser is a huge success!
  • Print your own bunting
    Want to give your celebration a little extra something? Just print off our bunting and get crafty!
  • Fundraising for Christian Aid posters
    Use these posters to show your supporters how they are helping to end poverty.
  • Fundraising quiz
    Encourage people to get quizzical about poverty by entering this fun quiz and help raise your fundraising total.
  • Fundraising prayer
    Take a little time out to reflect on why you're fundraising using this prayer.

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Looking for press information?

Contact our press team by email or on the 24 hour press duty phone: +44 (0) 7850 242 950.