Doorway Sleep Out 2023

This year's Doorway Sleep Out is taking place on Saturday 25th March 2023.

The Sleep Outs are major events for Doorway, for raising awareness of homelessness and of the work Doorway does to support people experiencing homelessness. 

This year the venue is the grounds of John Coles Park and the event is free to join but you are asked to get sponsorship. Friends, families and school and work groups are welcome to join and children over the age of 10 with an accompanying adult are welcome too

There will be some local musical entertainment in the bandstand and warm food before 10.00pm when the homemade cardboard shelters in readiness to bed down for the night takes place. No tents are allowed.

Every penny that is raised in sponsorship will go back into Doorway’s services, offering long-term support, and the opportunity for positive change.

Those taking part won't be alone during the Sleep Out, along with all the other participants there will be volunteers on hand all night who stay awake along with St John's Ambulance and an MOD sentries to ensure that you are kept safe throughout the night. You will be able to get some hot snacks in the evening and buy breakfast in the morning.

To register to take part go to