Preventing homelessness in Reading

Big Sleep Out

Launchpad’s Big Sleep Out is a fundraising challenge where people swap the luxury of a home and a comfortable bed, for a cardboard box and a sleeping bag for the night – all to raise vital funds and help prevent homelessness.

This year’s event was bigger and better than ever – it was held on World Homeless Day, Thursday 10 October 2019, at the iconic and historic Reading Abbey Ruins and over £60,000 was raised! Find out more about Big Sleep Out 2019 on our news pages and check out photos from the night on our Facebook page.

The Big Sleep Out certainly doesn’t replicate homelessness but it does offer a brief insight into some of the things you might face if you are street homeless – such as cold temperatures, an uncomfortable bed and limited sleep.

And by sleeping out every penny raised will help us continue to provide vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home.

Join us next year for another event to remember – details to be announced in 2020!

If you have any questions about Launchpad’s services or the Big Sleep Out, email us at or call us on 0118 929 1121.