Big Sleep Out Raises Over £1,300 for Launchpad

Wednesday 14th September 2016

On Friday 9 September, the Queen Anne’s boarding community came together to participate in the school’s inaugural ‘Big Sleep Out’ event. Inspired by pupils Naia and Alex, girls took part in sleeping rough for one night to help raise awareness of homelessness in Reading and in the process have raised a fantastic £1,368.07 for the Reading charity, Launchpad.

The event began just after supper when girls gathered in the sports hall to collect their cardboard, which was then fashioned into suitable shelter for the night ahead. Once the shelters were created, girls and staff came together for a programme of events, including listening to a talk given by Eleanor Buckley, Fundraising Manager at Launchpad. Eleanor gave an insight into what it is really like to be homeless and also spoke about all the wonderful work Launchpad do to help the homeless in Reading.

Girls then heard from Mrs Kimberly Tuckwell, Michell Housemistress, who read an extract from ‘Stone Cold’ by Robert Swindells. To end the evening, pupils Naia and Alex stood up to give an inspirational speech to everyone present about why the school had organised their very own ‘Big Sleep Out’.

At 9.00pm hot dogs and hot chocolate were served and girls began to settle down to a night under the stars, with any rain holding off until the early morning. By 7.00am all girls and staff were up and putting away their shelters before heading back to house for a well deserved sleep.

Congratulations to all the girls who took part and our Just Giving Page will remain open for another week for any further donations. If you would like to donate, please click here

Click here to view a slideshow of photographs from the ‘Big Sleep Out’

 

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