The Little Sleep Out is an event being run by StreetInvest, a Twickenham-based charity who help children all over the world who are forced to live on the streets, providing them with safe spaces and the support of trustworthy adults.
Street children face unimaginable challenges. They often find themselves isolated from their communities, unsupported, vulnerable and voiceless. The work the charity does has never been more important than over the last year when Covid 19 has made life even harder with their few existing support mechanisms taken from them. Through this time, when so many doors have been shut, the street work supported by StreetInvest has continued to provide food, shelter and a sense of safety for these children.
Children supporting children.
The concept behind The Little Sleep Out is to enable and empower our children to help these children. For many street children, night after night, a cardboard box may be the only shelter they have. The aim of The Little Sleep Out is to leave the comfort of a bed by building a bed/den/shelter in which to spend the night, whether that’s on the bedroom floor, in the sitting room, in a tent or under the stars. In doing this and raising money for StreetInvest they can help street children all around the world find those safe spaces and trustworthy adults they so desperately need.
So, during the month of June, why not grab all those cardboard boxes lying around the house and get creative! Ask family and friends to support you at justgiving.com/campaign/thelittlesleepout or better still create your very own Justgiving fundraising page! Nominate a friend to take on the challenge themselves and use #TheLittleSleepOut @streetinvest on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to show off your creations.
For all the information you need, please visit our justgiving webpage. Thank you so much for your support.