The Archer Project announce this year’s Sleep Out
Sheffield-based homeless charity, The Archer Project, are reaching out to members of the public, asking them to give up their beds for the night in their campaign to raise money for the vulnerable and homeless. The challenge invites people to come together for a night under the stars in order to experience what life is really like without the comforts of home.
Since the charity’s founding in 1990, The Archer Project has drummed up support for the homeless community in Sheffield City Centre. Offering access to education, health care, a route back to work and permanent housing, the charity has used its holistic approach to care for the most vulnerable Sheffield residents.
Danielle Richards, who says that The Archer Project saved her life, said of the event:
“Events like the Sleep Out allow people who have never experienced homelessness to get a bit of an insight into what sleeping on the streets is like. It’s never going to replicate the true horrific nature of homelessness, but it gives some understanding.”
Local jazz band, Blue Steven Jazz, are set to entertain attendees, along with a talk from The Archer Project’s CEO, Tim Renshaw.
Wood-fired pizzas will be served to ensure that nobody goes to sleep on an empty stomach, a sad reality for many homeless in Sheffield.
The Sleep Out is being held at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park on Friday 17th June from 7pm.
Tickets for the Sleep Out can be purchased through Eventbrite.