Are you up for a challenge?

Dear Ann

We had a fantastic response to our email announcing The Advent Sleepout Challenge 2015. Lots of you have already said that you will be holding your own sleepouts. And the great news is, the Advent Sleepout Challenge website is now live, so you can start to get organised!

What’s the challenge all about?

This Advent, people all over England will be sleeping out with friends, families, churches and community groups in spaces transformed into Advent ‘stables’. This could be in churches, community halls, scout huts or even garden sheds. The aim is to come together, have fun and raise sponsorship money that will help Church Urban Fund reach out to some of England’s most marginalised people.

What to do next

The first thing is to visit www.sleepoutchallenge.org.uk

On the website you can download the toolkit which is packed with useful resources, tips and advice to make sure your event is a huge success. You’ll also find video ‘How To’ guides to take you through the registration process and how to invite people to your event.

Make Advent really special this year

The Advent Sleepout Challenge is your chance to do something really special in the build up to Christmas. It will bring communities together and give hope and support to thousands of people across England.

So please take the challenge and help us transform even more lives.

Best regards,

The Church Urban Fund Team