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Help St Basil’s help homeless youngsters

Publish date:Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Would you like to support St Basil’s and help young people who face being homeless?

Solihull Council commissions St Basil’s to provide Solihull Youth Hub.  The hub gives advice, assistance, homeless prevention and relief services to young single people aged 16-25.

On Friday 5 April, St Basil’s is holding its annual Solihull Sleep Out to raise additional money for their services. 

Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities and Partnerships, Cllr Alison Rolf, said: “The annual sleep out is a great way to raise additional money for St Basil’s and the important work they carry out throughout the year.  It also serves as a reminder of the hardships too many people can face - though we will of course benefit from a covered car park, delicious Indian food and the support of others taking part.  I will be at the sleep out with my 13 year old son Cameron – so wish me luck!”

This is a sponsored challenge for individuals or groups to build a shelter out of cardboard and then sleep in it overnight.  Everyone who enters is given a cardboard box to make a ‘dwelling’ for the night.  You can also bring more cardboard and other things to help decorate your home and there are prizes for those dwellings judged the best.

There are toilets, security and films on the St Basil’s Big Screen. There’s also free Indian food until 11pm courtesy of LangarAid. 

It’s free to enter – but St Basil’s hope that everyone taking part will try and raise at least £100.

The sleep out takes place from 6pm – 6am at the covered car park at the Renewal Church on Lode Lane.

All event details and the event registration form are at www.stbasils.org.uk/solihullsleepout

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