Participants at Sleep Out London 2017.

Supporters swap their bed for a sleeping bag at Sleep Out

Centrepoint fundraisers, ambassadors and partners have been braving the winter nights at our events, including a brand new Sleep Out in Barnsley and one of our biggest years ever in London.

Supporters swap their bed for a sleeping bag at Sleep Out

Sleepers from across the country have been roughing it for one night to help give homeless young people a future.

More than 900 people joined us for Sleep Out London at Greenwich Peninsula, raising over £400,000 so far for Centrepoint.

A whole host of celebrities came along to show their support, including Sadie Frost, Love Island’s Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen, Radio 1’s Scott Mills, and Centrepoint ambassador Lisa Maxwell.

This year’s sleepers in London were also treated to live performances throughout the night including a set from singer-songwriter Dan Olsen, poetry by Hussain Manawer, and a bedtime story read by journalist Caitlin Moran and radio presenter Gemma Cairney.

The event replicates a small part of the experience of sleeping rough, but gives participants a taste of the challenges homeless young people face – the cold, the damp, the noise, and the uncomfortable surroundings. 

This Christmas, 16,000 young people could be at risk of homelessness. 

“We’re so grateful to everyone who gave up their beds to raise money and awareness of youth homelessness,” says Richard Utting, Head of Events at Centrepoint.

“It’s a scandal that in the 21st century there are still young people left with no option but to sleep rough.”



Our Sleep Out at Valley Parade Stadium raised a fantastic £30,000. We were also joined by the amazing Marilyn, a lifelong Bradford City fan who celebrated her 81st birthday by giving up her bed for a challenging night outside.

See the best photos from the night

North East

Working with the Foundation of Light, our event in Sunderland raised a brilliant £23,000. Vicky Pattison, winner of ITV's I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, also joined us for a chilly night at Sunderland AFC's ground.


100 people faced the cold at Centrepoint's first-ever Sleep Out at Oakwell Stadium, the home of Barnsley FC. Sponsored by ASOS and XPO, the event raised over £28,000 for homeless young people.


Our Sleep Out at the historic London Road Fire Station was a huge success. Joined by members of the cast of Hollyoaks and our partners the Co-operative Bank, 145 people bedded down outside and raised over £54,000. 

 People Enjoying Sleepout in their sleeping bags

See you next year

Feeling inspired? Register your interest now for our Sleep Out events in 2018. You can also bring together a dream team of friends, family and colleagues to put on your own Sleep Out.

Swap your bed for a sleeping bag

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