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Sponsored Sleep Out 2019


Will you brave the cold to help the homeless?


Join hyh for the St Albans Sleepout – come and brave the cold and help a homeless person keep warm.

We help over 2,000 vulnerable people across the county each year who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. With your support and sponsorship, we can continue our vital work.

So wrap up warm, grab some friends and help raise money and awareness of homelessness with us!





Friday, 6th December 2019






Oaklands College,
Smallford, St Albans AL4 0JA

(sat nav AL4 0XS)


What Time:


9pm – 7am


What Age: All ages welcome
(children under 11 to be accompanied by a parent)


We welcome as many people sleeping out for us as possible, however:


  • Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for their care during the event.
  • Children over the age of 11 (school year 7) are welcome from organisations such as scouts, schools or church youth groups but  must be accompanied by a minimum of two adult leaders over 21 who are DBS checked.
  • For groups of more than 16 young people, an extra leader will be required for each additional 12 young people.




Online registration for the Sleepout is now closed but sleepers can register on the night at Oaklands college. You will need to bring an individual registration form.

To set up a fundraising page before the event, please visit our event page and click ‘Start Fundraising’ to make yours now. Click here for tips on how to make the most of your fundraising page now.


If you’d like to get involved, here’s what you need to do:


  1. Contact hyh via the ‘Register Your Interest’ link below so we can provide you with support in the run up to the event, tips on what to bring on the night and also sponsorship advice
  2. Download the forms below and print them off – let us know if you’re having difficulty and we can send them to you by post
  3. Tick Herts Young Homeless on the donation form and fill in your details
  4. If you are in or leading a group of under 18s, please fill out the ‘Names of Young People’ form with all names and details of your group
  5. Fill out the Sleep Out registration form with your details, consent if you’re under 18 and any medical information ready for the event
  6. Get your family/friends/colleagues to pledge sponsorship and fill out their details on the sponsorship form!
  8. Send the donation form and sponsorship form, along with your sponsorship cheque back to Herts Young Homeless after the event.





From 8pm

Sleepers register at the Herts Young Homeless table.
Cardboard creative, lead by St Albans Arts
Silent disco available until 11pm
Charity videos playing in entrance hall
Hot and cold refreshments, plus toast with spreads available until finish


By 10.30pm

We encourage all sleepers to arrive by this time (or please let us know if you will arrive later)



Oaklands College music



Hear from someone who has experienced being homeless



St Albans arts musicians


By 11.30pm

Sleepers to have moved into sleeping areas



Refreshments & snacks and board games available through the night


From 6am




Rapid Relief serving hot drinks and bacon or vegan rolls

First sleepers start to leave.

Collect thank yous/certificates from hyh before you go



All sleepers to be woken up, to leave by 8am.



Site must be cleared of all sleepers and rubbish



StAlbans Sleep out
Visit www.stalbanssleepout.org.uk for more information


If you have any questions, please contact our fundraising team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 03333 202 384 (local rate).