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Sleep Out Event Returns

Join our community team in fundraising event

28 November 2018

On Saturday 9th February, Colchester United Football in the Community will be holding their Second Annual Sleep Out fundraising event.

 The event will run from 7.00pm to 8.00am the following morning, sleeping in the concourses of the JobServe Community Stadium.

The event will be raising funds for Colchester United FITC Disability Sports Programmes currently running within the local community and Colchester Rough Sleepers Group, a local homelessness charity.

To sign up, visit our event page!

Callum Murphy, organiser and Health and Inclusion Development Officer said: “After the success of our first sleep out last year, we are excited to bring together even more members of the community to take part in this fantastic event.

“Not only was it a rewarding experience but it also helped us raise a fantastic amount of £3,000 to go towards our two charities, Colchester United FITC Disability Programme and Colchester Rough Sleepers Group, a local homelessness charity.

“We look forward to seeing as many new faces at the event this year, and continuing to raise money for the two fantastic causes within the local community.”

The £10 cost of the ticket will be used to cover a bacon sandwich and tea or coffee on the morning of the event and will also be put towards fundraising for the charities. (Please print and bring your ticket with you to the event to ensure entry).

As well as the challenge of sleeping out under the stars, we will be holding a 5-a-side game and with the addition of other activities, we hope to provide an unforgettable experience for all.

We would like to make this experience as authentic as possible and therefore ask participants to bring no more than a sleeping bag or cover, ground mat and pillow. Drinks and snacks are permitted however alcoholic beverages are prohibited. U18s are permitted to attend the event, however each must attend with a supervising adult at a 1:1 ratio, each with their own paid ticket.

We ask for people to fundraise as an individual for this event, with a targeted amount of £100 to be raised per person. Please try to raise as close to this amount as possible. Please see the link to our JustGiving Page where you can fundraise specifically for the event:-

https://www.justgiving.com/colchesterunitedfootballinthecommunity

Once you have followed the link please complete the following steps:-

- Click Fundraise for Us

- Taking Part in an Event (Organised Event)

- Choose Sleep Out 2019

- Create your page

- Edit your page

Once this steps have been completed your fundraising will be linked directly to the Sleep Out 2019 Page.

We expect the event to bring to bring various members of our community together to complete a life experience which will be rewarding on a personal level as well as supporting two local charities within the community.

If you require any other information please do not hesitate to contact Callum Murphy on 01206 755160 or via e-mail at callum.murphy@colchesterunited.net


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