Glass Door celebrates ten years of Sleep Out


Glass Door’s annual Sleep Out returns on Friday 7 October 2022 for the 10th time. Like last year, participants will be able to take part from Duke of York Square in Chelsea or remotely from anywhere in the world, whether that be a garden or a school hall.

Jo Carter, interim CEO of Glass Door, is looking forward to taking part in the Sleep Out for the first time. “I am excited to be part of the Sleep Out and look forward to sharing the experience with my colleagues and with our supporters on what will be our 10th edition of the event. I know that there will a huge amount of camaraderie as people give up their beds for a night to raise essential awareness and funds. To be without a home is to be without safety, security, comfort, and peace. The funds we raise through the Glass Door Sleep Out, will enable us to continue to provide vital support for people at risk or experiencing homelessness.”

Over the last ten years, an estimated 2500 guests have taken refuge in our winter emergency accommodations. A guest who stayed at Glass Door’s single room accommodation in central London in the winter 2021-22 says: “I am happy and grateful to Glass Door. I don’t think I could have reached safety without them”.

The current cost of living crisis is putting significant amounts of people at risk of losing their home who may not have been vulnerable previously. Many now have to choose between rent, food, and bills and it is a choice no one should have to make. We expect that we will continue to see increasing numbers of people accessing our services who are at risk of homelessness alongside those experiencing already experiencing it.

This year, Glass Door hopes to raise £200,000 to help people who are at risk of, or are experiencing homelessness. For this, the charity encourages those who want to give up their bed for one night, to help give others a roof over their heads.

Camilla has taken part in every Sleep Out organised by Glass Door since 2013.

“In 2013, I learned about the Sleep Out and, since then, I have participated every year, at the Duke of York Square or remotely, during Covid, and each year had something special. Over the years, I took part with friends, and also with my sons, as I believed it was very important to get young teenagers involved.
For us, raising funds via the Sleep Out is crucial because, living in London, we can see the scale of homelessness every day.”

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