The 'Big Sleep In' Event

York Road Project's 'Sleep In' event starts at 7pm on 23rd October. 

The event will be live on Twitter & Facebook however to take part in the Quiz and 2 key activities you must register. 
Registration is only £5 per adult and under 18's free.  Raffle tickets can also be purchased below, please scroll down. 

(This is a fundraising event so please do what you can to help us, help them as an amazing York Road Project fundraising hero!)

Performances from local singer/songwriter, Abikanile and the siblings Alex and Pheobe from local hit making band 'The Colourblind Monks'. 

Video messages from the Rt hon Mayor of Woking Cllr Beryl Hunwicks and local members of the community. 

Activities include: 

  • Lets Write: An activity inspiring you to write your own song or poem about homelessness / rough-sleeping. 
  • Lets Design: An activity that inspires you to think about things that someone who may be homeless or rough-sleeping may need. Can you design something that might be able to help them? 
  • Lets Talk: An opportunity for you to speak with us, ask questions and share your views.
  • Lets Listen: A unique fundraiser where host of the event Stephen will be presenting a 13 hour radio show on Radio Woking. You can get involved by sending any shout-outs, song requests etc to: [email protected]

The rules... well.. It's really simple: 
We are challenging you to sleep anywhere other than your bedroom in your house*, use a sleeping bag / roll mat AND additionally challenging you to avoid having food (specifically meals) throughout the event other than things like snack bars, crisps etc that someone who may be experiencing homelessness may be relying on. 

Main 'Big Sleep In' Event schedule 23rd October:
This event will be live on Twitter & Youtube available for everyone to view. As a registered guest you will have the opportunity to win during our quiz and will receive the activity sheets so you can take part in the 2 key activities.

TimeTitleAdditional Information
7:00pmIntroIntroducing York Road Project and the 'Big Sleep In'.
7:15pmAbout UsFind out more about York Road Project during our brief summary covering who we are and what we do as a local charity.
7:30pmPrize QUIZ Registered users have the chance to win a prize during the 'Big Sleep In' Prize Quiz. 
8:00pmEntertainmentIntroducing local singer/song writer 'Abikanile'.
08:25pmActivity 1Registered users are provided with activity sheets for the first activity "Lets Write",  with thanks to Abikanile. 

The Raffle Draw will take place during the activity
09:15pm EntertainmentJoin the siblings Alex and Pheobe from The Colour Blind Monks .
9:45pmActivity 2Registered users are provided with activity sheets for the second activity "Lets Design".
10:10pmOver to YouYour video messages / crossing over live where possible.
10:30pmStory TimeTime for a bed time story setting you in the mood for settling down in the spot you have chosen to 'sleep in'. 
10:45pmOver to RadioTime to head over to Radio Woking for our overnight fund-raising take over until 9am tomorrow. Tune in via DAB, Online at or via the Radio Woking & Tune In apps. You can also ask your smart speaker to 'Tune in to Radio Woking'. 

Radio Woking's overnight takeover: Our host Stephen will take on the challenge of broadcasting a 13 hour show through the night as an additional fundraiser. You can sponsor Stephen's efforts via Just Giving. You'll be able to tune in via DAB across Surrey, via the Radio Woking / Tune in apps or online at: 

Your activity sheets will be e-mailed to you closer to the day of the event.

Event continuing 24th October......

TimeTitleAdditional Information
07:00amGood MorningA wake-up message of love and support to those who completed the challenge.
07:10amWork OutJoin us for the Work Out getting you moving and motivated for the rest of your weekend.
07:30amOver to YouReplay of any video messages or crossing over live to anyone who may have taken part.
08:00amOver to RadioThe final hour of our 'Big Sleep In' celebrated in the 13th hour of our Radio Woking take-over. 
09:00amCloseThe end of our 'Big Sleep In',  thank you for taking part! 

Are YOU up for the challenge?  Register below today!

You'll be e-mailed the information on how to set up your fundraising page via 'Just Giving' or 'Facebook' and closer to the time your activity sheets will be e-mailed to you. 

Ready, steady.... SLEEP IN! 

*We are encouraging you to sleep in any room other than a bedroom within your own house only unless you are in a bubble of someone else's house and it's safe to do so.. Please ensure you keep within the governments social distancing laws/guidelines that are in place for your safety in our nations fight against Covid-19. Stay Alert: Stay at home and get tested if you or anyone you've been in contact with experiences any symptoms of the Covid-19 Corona Virus. Use the government 'Track & Trace' services and remember to wash your hands, follow PPE & social distancing guidelines and Stay Safe!  Event Scheduled times subject to last minute change. Event timings subject to change. 

Book tickets

Ticket Cost Quantity
ADULT Registration 18plus £5.00
ADULT Registration with 1 Raffle Ticket £10.00
Raffle Ticket Only £5.00
YOUNG PERSONS Registration 0-17 Free
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