The Big Sleep 2018
20th June 2018
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Seaview Hastings presents

Annual Sponsored Sleep Out featuring music from Bobby Fuegos Fat Fingers of Funk Band, The Haystingers and King Size Slim. Hosted by TV and Radio Presenter Kevin Devine.



Registration is now open at

Seaview’s sponsored mass sleep out returns to The Stade this September, raising awareness and funds for some of the town’s most vulnerable people. Building on the success of last year’s Big Sleep (which raised over £25,000) registration is now open for those wishing to join in. The Big Sleep will run from 8.00pm to 7.00am and features musical entertainment from Hastings favourites Bobby Fuegos Fat Fingers of Funk Band, The Haystingers and King Size Slim.

Hosted by TV and Radio presenter Kevin Devine, the entertainment is free and open to all between 8pm and 10pm.

The sleep out is a ticketed event (for those who have registered by midday 27th September and reached the £25 target) which commences at 10pm in our cardboard city on the Stade
Exclusively for those sleeping out there will be an unplugged gig around the brazier with King Size Slim.

Hot drinks will be available throughout the night with porridge served the following morning.

Details for those wishing to take part:

Head to and sign up as an individual or a team. Corporate Teams can request an Employee Engagement Tips factsheet available donated by People Lab, the employee engagement specialists.

There are prizes to be won for top fundraisers and Sponsorship Incentives return this year too: raise £75 or more and receive a Big Sleep T-shirt, raise £150 and get a Big Sleep hoodie. Prizes will be announced on the night for the biggest individual and team fundraisers.

For young people under the age of 18 who would like to replicate the Big Sleep experience, why not consider sleeping out in your or a friend’s garden. All you need to do is seek permission from a parent or guardian to hold your own sleep out on the 28th September, raise a minimum of £25 and we will provide you with a Big Sleep cardboard box, a free hat, badge, soup and porridge pot. For more details please contact the Big Sleep team on


We have corporate fundraising opportunities available so if your company would like to support the event in exchange for a promotional banner or logo placement on our merchandise, please contact us to request a Business Sponsorship Pack.

Business sponsorship means all cash raised by the Big Sleepers goes directly towards Seaviews frontline services working with the homeless and vulnerable.

Previous Sponsors include : Foreshore Trust, Undercliffe House, Half Man Half Burger, Hastings Lions, Harvest Green, FILO, Ashdown Hurrey, Symes Roofing, Hastings Round Table, Kings Church and Dynamic Scaffolding.

The Big Sleep is organised by the Seaview Awareness 4 Action Group - A4A - comprised of a group of volunteers who are passionate about the work of Seaview.

For 33 years Seaview Project has been supporting some of the most vulnerable people in Hastings and St Leonards, most of whom experience problems with their accommodation. The reality of sleeping rough is not something experienced by the majority of people, and albeit for one night only, The Big Sleep will enable participants to engage with the reality of bedding down for the night with only a cardboard box and sleeping bag for warmth.



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