Streetlife Blackpool, a youth work charity providing emergency accommodation and support
to vulnerable homeless young people, have launched their annual Big Sleepout taking place
on Friday 3 rd April 2020 sponsored by Beaverbrooks.
#BigSleepOut2020 is Streetlife’s annual fundraising event for supporters of the charity to
spend a night sleeping rough on the streets of Blackpool’s town centre to raise vital funds in
order to keep their emergency night shelter at St. John’s Square open.
Last year saw the amazing generosity of over 200 people supporting the cause and raising
over £43,000 to help towards the running costs of keeping the night shelter open.
Streetlife is a youth work charity whose aim is to assist vulnerable young people in the
Blackpool area, established in 1982, Streetlife is an organisation, which assists vulnerable
young people in Blackpool, a lot of who access our service as homeless.
The monies raised will be used to provide emergency safe accommodation to homeless
young people in their Night Shelter at St. Johns Walk in Blackpool town centre.
This year’s #BigSleepOut2020 will be the organisations largest to date with a limited number
of spaces available on the night. The event costs just £10 to sign up and you will receive a
Streetlife entry wristband, travel mug and plastic survival sack and will be held outside St.
John’s Church at St. John’s Square in Blackpool town centre.
All participants are required to register on Eventbrite prior to the event, you can register by
using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/streetlifes-bigsleepout-2020-tickets-
Jane Hugo, Streetlife’s CEO said:
We never cease to be amazed by the public support we receive for this event. It heart
warming to know that so many people care about the vulnerable young people in our town.

The sleepout is our major fundraising event and all proceeds go directly to keeping the
Streetlife Nightshelter open.
This year headline sponsor for the event is Beaverbrooks The Jewellers, Managing Director,
Anna Blackburn had this to say,
Anna Blackburn, managing director at Beaverbrooks, said: “Beaverbrooks is delighted to be
supporting The Big Sleepout again for the fifth year. The event is a great way for the local
community to come together and raise awareness about homelessness, while the funds
raised will make a huge difference to hundreds of young people’s lives.

“I’ve done the fundraiser twice and it really was a massive eye-opener to how some people
are forced to live on a daily basis. Registration is now open for this year’s Big Sleepout, so
sign up, grab your sleeping bag and join the Streetlife team for a very rewarding fundraiser
that will help hundreds of young people in Blackpool.”
For more information on how to register or to find out more about Streetlife please visit our
website www.wearestreetlife.org alternatively you can search for the event on Eventbrite.